- Published: 26 June 2020 26 June 2020
New statistics released by the UK Government show renewable electricity generation in Scotland increased by 28% compared to the same quarter in 2019. Generation from onshore wind turbines increased by 25% to 7,385 GWh, and record rainfall boosted hydro generation by 38% to 2,264 GWh.
Offshore wind saw the highest increase, with generation more than doubling (54%) to 1,262 GWh of electricity. There is now 11.9GW of installed renewable energy capacity in Scotland, up 4% year-on-year.