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Energy: Electricity

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Byford Baroness Byford Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the rated capacity for electricity generation from onshore and offshore wind at the beginning of 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Photo of Lord Marland Lord Marland The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

The table below shows installed capacity for onshore and offshore wind, as at the end of the year.

End of 2007 End of 2008 End of 2009 End of 2010
Onshore wind installed capacity (MW) 2,083.4 2,820.2 3,483.2 4,036.7
Offshore wind installed capacity (MW) 393.8 586.0 941.2 1341.2

Data from tables DUKES 7.4 (end-2007 and end-2008) and ET 7.1 (end-2009 and end-2010), available at: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/statistics/energy_stats/source/renewables/renewables.aspa.

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