Wind Power

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 13th October 2011.

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Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Conservative, Daventry

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much energy was produced by on-shore wind generation in each of the last 12 months; and what proportion of the UK's total energy requirement this represented in each month.

Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

DECC produces data for all onshore wind generation, and total energy supply, on a quarterly basis. The following table shows the contribution of onshore wind generation to total UK energy, as well as electricity, supply in each of the last four quarters.

Year/ Quarter Onshore wind generation (GWh) Proportion of UK total energy supply (percentage) Proportion of UK electricity supply (percentage)
2010 Q3 1,903 0.4 2.2
2010 Q4 2,272 0.3 2.2
2011 Q1 2,322 0.3 2.2
2011 Q2 2,480 0.5 2.9
Sources: 1. Onshore wind generation: Energy Trends table ET 7.1, available at: http://www.decc.gov.uk/(lc/en/content/cms/statistics/energy_stats/source/renewables/renewables.aspx 2. UK energy supply: Energy Trends table ET 1.3, available at: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/statistics/energy_stats/source/total/total.aspx 3. UK electricity supply: Energy Trends table ET 5.2, available at: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/statistics/energy_stats/source/electricity/electricity.aspx

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