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Title: Outstanding Scottish Wind Generation Sept / Oct
Post by: M on October 11, 2017, 05:02:21 PM
Did I (we) miss this? I was watching an episode of Tesla Time News, an American Youtube blog, and they mentioned some staggering numbers. Scottish wind generating 200%+ of demand on one day, and 63% of demand (equivalent) for September. I managed to track down an article in the Belfast Telegraph!

Wind power generated double Scotlandís required electricity on October 2 Ė WWF (http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/wind-power-generated-double-scotlands-required-electricity-on-october-2-wwf-36202718.html)

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WWF Scotland analysed wind power data provided by WeatherEnergy and found wind turbines in Scotland provided 86,467MWh of electricity to the National Grid on October 2.

Scotlandís total electricity consumption, including homes, business and industry, for Monday was 41,866MWh, meaning wind power generated the equivalent of 206% of Scotlandís entire electricity needs on the day.

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Wind turbines in Scotland provided 1,108,862MWh of electricity to the National Grid in September while the countryís total electricity consumption for the month was 1,768,505MWh.

Wind power, therefore, generated the equivalent of 63% of Scotlandís entire electricity needs for the month.


Title: Re: Outstanding Scottish Wind Generation Sept / Oct
Post by: dan_b on October 11, 2017, 05:07:28 PM
One reason why National Grid is building the North-South HVDC "Bootstrap" interconnector (now known as Westernlink) - to enable more Scottish renewables to be shifted south without curtailment. It's due to come online this year.