Renewable electricity capacity
In the last twelve months, renewable electricity capacity has risen, up 10.5% from June 2021 to 13.3 GW in June 2022 (figure 6). This is due to increases in onshore and offshore wind capacity in the first quarter of 2022.
Figure 6: Renewable electricity capacity (up to June 2022).
As of June 2022, 378 renewable electricity projects with a capacity of 16.7 GW are in the pipeline (figure 7). 3.2 GW of these are under construction, most of which are offshore wind farms off the Moray Firth. 7.0 GW are awaiting construction and 6.4 GW in planning.
Figure 7: Renewable electricity pipeline capacity by planning stage and technology.
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