According to statistics published by the Government of Scotland renewables supplied about 35 per cent of Scotland’s electricity needs in 2011. Renewable electricity generation in Scotland in 2011 reached a record of 13,750 GWh, up 44.5 per cent over 2010. Most of this was wind and hydro.
- Wind generation 7,049 GWh
- Hydro generation 5,310 GWh
At the end of 2011, there was 4,796 Megawatts (MW) of installed renewables capacity in Scotland, an increase of 416 MW (9.5 per cent) over the installed capacity at the end of 2010. At the end of the second quarter in 2012, the total renewables capacity had reached 5,453 MW.