Electricity Generation

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Conservative, Monmouth

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much electricity wind farms have supplied to the National Grid in each of the last four weeks for which information is available.

Photo of David Kidney David Kidney Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Electricity supplied by wind farms in each of the last four weeks is given in the following table. The data are made available by National Grid and only refer to wind which is operationally metered i.e. around half of the onshore wind farms and none of the offshore wind farms.

Electricity supplied by wind during the last four weeks
Week commencing Operationally metered wind generation (MWh)
1 January 2010 51,535
8 January 2010 90,839
15 January 2010 114,923
22 January 2010 61,164

A more complete coverage of wind generation, on a monthly basis, and with a two-month lag, can be found on DECC's Energy Statistics website, in table ET5.3.

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