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.