National Grid stats: Wind power produced 11% of UK's electricity in Feb
Wind power supplied more than 11% of the UK's electricity supply in February according to new figures from National Grid.
The results from British multinational electricity and gas utility company showed the wind power industry was smashing a number of records over the last few months: The February figures broke the previous record set in December 2013.
In addition to beating the monthly record, February 23 also broke the daily record for wind supply, providing 17% of UK's electricity supply on the day. On January 31, the half hour high was also smashed as wind power generated 6,215MW.
Although much of the surge in wind production can be attributed to the UK being battered with storms, it still nonetheless shows the value of such alternative sources of energy.
RenewableUK deputy chief executive, Matt Smith, said the figures highlighted wind power as a reliable alternative energy source.
He said: "The need to develop a secure, home-grown supply of electricity in a cost-effective way is at the forefront of people's minds right now, so it's good to see wind energy consistently ticking all the right boxes, month after month.
"To meet the energy needs of homes and businesses throughout the UK, it's vital that we keep on harnessing one of Britain's best natural resources. This makes us less reliant on expensive imported energy from volatile international energy markets"
The figures from National Grid only account for power generated by wind farms, so in all likelihood the figures could stand a lot higher when accounting the off grid wind farms and small-scale turbines.
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