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07/11/12 - Scottish Renewables responds to National Grid figures 'New Record for Wind Generation' PDF Print E-mail
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Scottish Renewables responds to National Grid figures 'New Record for Wind Generation'

Responding to figures published by National Grid which revealed a new record for the maximum output from wind generation in the UK, a spokesperson for Scottish Renewables said:

“These figures from National Grid confirm what many of us have known for some time; that onshore wind is making a significant
contribution to meeting our electricity demands, is a reliable energy resource and can be forecast with accuracy by those responsible for managing our electricity grid.

“Onshore wind is now a significant part of Scotland’s energy mix and is responsible for thousands of jobs as well as providing the basis for billions of pounds of investment in both electricity infrastructure and other promising renewable energy technologies such as offshore wind and marine.

“Latest figures also show some 35 per cent of Scotland’s electricity needs were met by renewables, with onshore wind making up a the majority of this generation.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors:


  1. The following press release was issued by National Grid on Wednesday 7 November 2012

New record for wind generation

A new record for the maximum output from wind generation was achieved yesterday, National Grid has said today.

On 6th November at 3pm, the half hourly average for metered wind generation was 4199 MW. This represented 9.3% of the total
demand at the time.

This compares to the previous half hourly record of 4157 MW at 7pm on the 12th September 2012.

Using National Grid’s Wind Power Forecasting System, the forecast 24 hours ahead of real time, was 4055MW - an error of 2.7% of
installed capacity.

At 4 hours out, the forecast was 4272 MW, an error of 1.4%.

Alan Smart, Energy Operations Manager, at National Grid said, “The forecasting performance was excellent. Our wind forecasting tool is under continuous development and we have done a lot of work to improve our forecasts on high wind days. As more wind generation is connected to the system, this tool will become increasingly important in helping us manage the electricity system”.

Source: www.scottishrenewables.com