Renewables generation up 55% year-on-year
Renewable energy generation between July and September (2022) was up 55.3% on the same period in 2021, The Scottish Government has revealed.
Renewable electricity capacity also increased over the past year to 13.6GW in September 2022, up 1.4GW since September 2021.
Responding to new figures published today, Nick Sharpe, Director of Communications and Strategy at Scottish Renewables, said:
“These figures round off what has been an amazing year for our industry.
“Renewable energy projects like wind and solar farms, hydropower and tidal energy are contributing more and more to Scotland’s economy as well cutting energy costs for consumers and helping meet our net-zero target. As we develop more projects, on and offshore, those contributions will only increase.”
The increased energy generation figures are mainly due to increased wind and rain and increased renewable infrastructure compared to 2021.
- The Energy Statistics for Scotland - Q3 2022 are available from the Scottish Government.