Further evidence of the rapid growth being achieved by the UK offshore wind industry has been provided by government statistics published yesterday.
Offshore wind generation increased by 46.7% during April-June (Q2) compared to the same period last year. This follows on from similarly-strong growth during Q1.
Measured in terms of output, offshore wind generated 1.6TWh over the three months, representing almost one-fifth (19.8%) of the UK’s Q2 renewable energy output. Correspondingly, offshore wind’s contribution to total electricity generation also rose, to 1.9%.
Also worth noting, UK domestic oil production fell during Q2 by 12.2% and natural gas production by 13.9%.