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Electricity from offshore wind rises in UK

UK: There was a 5.9% increase in electricity generated from offshore wind in the UK from July to September 2013 compared with the same period in 2012, according to the latest statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Offshore wind's electricity contribution increases (Photo credit: danxoneil)
Offshore wind's electricity contribution increases (Photo credit: danxoneil)

Offshore wind contributed 1.79TWh of electricity from July to September 2013 compared with 1.69TWh in the same period last year. It also contributed 48% of the amount electricity generated from the UK’s total wind projects.

In contrast, there was 3.6% fall in electricity generated from onshore wind from 3.84% to 3.7% from July to September 2013.

DECC said onshore’s lower electricity generation was due to lower wind speeds.

A total of 66.31TWh of electricity was generated in the UK from July to September 2013 compared with 68.27% in the same period last year, which is a 2.9% decrease.

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