According to data from the National Grid, production of electricity from wind reached a historical record on the 6th of September this year, with around 10% of all electricity delivered to consumers generated by the UK’s wind farms.

At the peak time of 8.30pm on Monday 6th September, 1860 MW was being generated – largely from Scotland – accounting for 4.7 per cent of total generation at the time. National Grid also believes that if embedded wind generation (generation feeding directly into the low voltage local electricity networks by smaller wind farms) is taken into account wind generated about 10 per cent of GB’s power during the 24 hour period.

This is not including the contribution from other renewables such as hydro, which contributed a further 4%, according to data held by Elexon, the balancing and settlement code company for Great Britain. The total UK consumption during the 24 hours was 809.5GWh.

The UK currently has 4616.05 MW of installed wind energy across 263 wind farms, with a further 2716MW in construction and 6126MW with planning consent. The industry has highlighted that added together this represents 13.5 GW about to come on stream in the next few years. A further 10 GW of wind energy projects in the planning system awaits determination.