Electricity generated by wind power in the UK has hit a record high of 3021 MW.

Figures from the National Grid revealed that on 6 September the 3000 MW barrier was broken when wind power generation reached 3021 MW, resulting in it supplying 7.2 per cent of the grid’s electricity.

The previous record for wind-generated electricity was set 2800 MW in January.

The breakthrough was praised by Maria McCaffery, chief executive of trade body RenewableUK.

“These record-breaking figures show that wind energy is providing ever-increasing amounts of electricity to homes and businesses across the country,” she said.

“It makes a strong case for installing even greater capacity, so that we can make the most of the bountiful wind resource we have in Britain.”

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