Wind turbines in Scotland provided a 44% increase in power to the National Grid during the first quarter of 2018, environmental groups say. The rise in electricity compares with the same period in 2017. In January alone, renewable wind from onshore turbines powered the equivalent of more than five million homes. Analysis of WWF wind power data by WeatherEnergy found wind turbines provided over 5,353,997 MWh of electricity to the grid during the quarter. This is enough power to provide the equivalent of approximately five million homes with electricity on average over the quarter. Dr Sam Gardner, WWF Scotland’s acting director said: “Renewables have provided an incredible amount of power during the first three months of this year.
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