WIND power generated more than double the electricity needed to power Scotland on Monday, according to environmental groups. WWF Scotland analysed wind power data provided by WeatherEnergy and found that wind turbines in Scotland provided 86,467MWh of electricity to the National Grid on October 2. Scotland’s total electricity consumption, including homes, business and industry, for Monday was 41,866MWh, meaning that wind power generated the equivalent of 206 per cent of Scotland’s entire electricity needs on the day. The charity said that wind generated enough electricity to power 7.116 million homes, nearly three times the number of Scottish households. WWF Scotland director Sam Gardner said: “Monday proved to be a great day for renewable electricity output, with wind turbines alone providing enough to power seven million homes and way more than Scotland’s total electricity needs.
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