Wind energy in the UK generated a record 10,104MW on 7 December 2016

National Grid says onshore and offshore wind turbines have set a new record by generating more than 10,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity for the first time.

The record of 10,104MW was achieved between 2.00pm and 2.30pm on 7 December, providing 23 per cent of Britain’s total electricity demand at that time.

RenewableUK’s Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck said: “It’s terrific to see wind power smashing another record. It shows that wind is playing an increasingly central role as a reliable part of our new modern energy system. As we install more wind power, more records will tumble. This is a clean energy bonus – not just for the renewable energy sector, but for all of us”.