UK annual wind power output up by a sixth

The onshore and offshore wind sector is growing steadily and generated enough electricity to supply a quarter of UK households in 2014

The annual electricity output of the UK’s offshore and onshore wind sector grew by 15% last year.

UK wind power generated 28.1 terawatt hours of electricity in 2014, up from 24.5TWh in 2013, according to an independent analysis of National Grid figures commissioned by wind trade body RenewableUK.

That is enough to meet the yearly electricity supply of 6.7 million households – more than a quarter of UK homes.

Overall, wind power provided 9.3% of UK electricity supply last year compared with 7.8% in 2013.

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