Back to top
Reported by RenewableUK on 11 February 2019

New wind energy generation record keeps Britain powered up

(Courtesy of

RenewableUK is highlighting a new record amount of electricity generated by wind.

National Grid has confirmed today that wind energy generation hit a new high of 15.32 gigawatts on Friday, providing 36% of Britain’s electricity demand, between 12.15 and 1.45pm. This beats the previous record of 15.04GW set on 18th December 2018.

RenewableUK’s Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck said: “At one of the coldest times of the year, when we need it most, wind is generating over a third of Britain’s power needs, setting a new clean energy record. It’s yet another demonstration of how our energy mix is shifting to renewables, with onshore and offshore wind in the vanguard.

“This transition is set to continue apace; we’re currently finalising a sector deal that will see offshore wind alone generating at least a third of our electricity by 2030. This will secure £48bn of new investment and support 27,000 highly-skilled jobs.

“Onshore wind is already the cheapest source of new power in the UK and can make a major contribution to meeting our carbon reduction targets and keeping bills down”.  



RenewableUK. Press release - New wind energy generation record keeps Britain powered up. URL: [Date Accessed: 11/02/2019].

28 Mar | The world of offshore wind comes to London this summer

RenewableUK is inviting journalists from around the world to join us at the offshore wind industry’s biggest annual event Global Offshore Wind 2019 which is taking place at ExCeL London on 25th-26th June.

28 Mar | New annual wind energy record shows wind power taking central role in UK’s modern energy system

Government figures released today reveal that wind generated a record amount of electricity in 2018.

25 Mar | Offshore wind industry unites to devise visionary floating wind plan

RenewableUK has launched a new industry group to set out the floating offshore wind industry’s strategy for large-scale deployment of floating wind farms in the UK, in partnership with Scottish Renewables.

18 Mar | Record-breaking wind generated over one-third of electricity last week - more than any other source

RenewableUK is highlighting that fact that Great Britain’s onshore and offshore wind farms  generated more electricity than any other source of power last week.  


38% of our electricity was provided by wind – a new weekly record - compared to 28.5% by