Electricity Generation: Wind Power

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered at on 22 February 2023.

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To ask His Majesty's Government what was the percentage of the contribution of wind energy to the electric power produced in Great Britain in each of the past 10 years.

Photo of Lord Callanan Lord Callanan Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

The latest data is shown in the table below:

Wind’s share of electricity generation in Great Britain, 2012 - 2021[1]

Electricity generation (GWh)

Wind

Total GB generation

Wind’s share of GB generation (%)

2012

18,805

356,492

5.3%

2013

27,052

350,502

7.7%

2014

30,501

330,216

9.2%

2015

38,414

330,115

11.6%

2016

35,426

329,971

10.7%

2017

47,136

328,490

14.3%

2018

53,974

323,413

16.7%

2019

60,835

314,607

19.3%

2020

72,350

302,615

23.9%

2021

61,955

299,068

20.7%

Provisional 2022 data for the UK will be published on Thursday March 30th 2023 in Energy Trends. 2022 data for Great Britain will be published in December in Energy Trends.

[1] Taken from data published by BEIS in Energy Trends: December 2022, special feature article - Electricity generation and supply in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England

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