Scot­land Gales Pow­ered the Equiv­a­lent of the Day’s Elec­tric­ity Needs!

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Ac­cord­ing to en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists, wind tur­bines have gen­er­ated more elec­tric­ity than was used in the whole of Scot­land on a sin­gle day. The town­ship faced some ma­jor travel clo­sures due to this weather. Cer­tain bridges were shut, fer­ries were an­nulled and trains got de­layed. For­tu­nately or un­for­tu­nately it did help boost the coun­try’s re­new­able en­ergy pro­duc­tion on that day i.e. the 7th of Au­gust.

Grid for the whole day on the 7th of Au­gust. The coun­try’s en­tire elec­tric­ity con­sump­tion for the day was 37,202 MWH. It is un­cer­tain whether de­mand at any given point in the day sur­passed the quan­tity de­liv­ered by the tur­bines.

Karen Robin­son, en­ergy ad­vi­sor and project man­ager for Sev­ern Wye in­formed that elec­tric­ity re­quire­ments dur­ing week­ends are gen­er­ally lesser than the rest of the week. None­the­less, the fact that wind power was able to gen­er­ate the equiv­a­lent of all Scot­land’s elec­tric­ity is ex­tremely re­mark­able for the fu­ture of re­new­ables. A Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment pre­sen­ter added that lav­ish en­ergy re­sources play a vi­tal role in sup­ply­ing se­cu­rity of elec­tric­ity across the UK. The gov­ern­ment ded­i­cates to har­vest on­shore wind, which is one of the most lu­cra­tive low car­bon en­ergy tech­nolo­gies. Scot­land will al­ways re­main to­tally sup­port­ive of low-car­bon tech­nolo­gies since they give a tremen­dous eco­nomic ben­e­fit. They also add value to curb the global warm­ing that is af­fect­ing the en­tire earth.

The United King­dom’s na­tional weather of­fice is­sued a yel­low “be aware” weather warn­ing due to Scot­land gales that were cov­er­ing much of the coun­try. Scot­land gales speed reached 115mph on the top of the Cairn­gorm Moun­tains and breezes of more than 60mph hit north­ern towns. Wind power gen­er­ated the cheap­est elec­tric­ity in both the UK and Ger­many last year, ac­cord­ing to a new study by Bloomberg New En­ergy Fi­nance. From a stand­ing start 10 years ago, the UK has 25 per cent of gen­er­a­tion from re­new­ables.

Banks com­manded the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment to pledge to a new tar­get of pro­vid­ing half of all Scot­land’s en­ergy re­quire­ments from re­new­ables by 2030. On the jour­ney to a wholly re­new­able fu­ture, this def­i­nitely marks as a great mile­stone. Statis­tics show that wind tur­bines in Scot­land de­liv­ered 39,545 megawatts per hour of elec­tric­ity to the Na­tional

Robin­son also pro­claimed for a pol­icy of an en­ergy mix to de­liver en­ergy se­cu­rity for the fu­ture. This will be to set out ex­pec­ta­tions for a co­he­sive ap­proach to low car­bon tech­nolo­gies. This will com­prise dis­cov­er­ing the choice of lo­cat­ing a new re­new­able en­ergy goal.

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