Energy Statistics for Scotland - Q3 2022

Overview of key facts and trends relating to energy in Scotland for Q3 2022.

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Renewable electricity capacity

In the last twelve months, renewable electricity capacity has risen, up 11.7% from September 2021 to 13.6 GW in September 2022 (figure 4). This is due to increases in onshore and offshore wind capacity.



Figure 4: Renewable electricity capacity (up to September 2022)




As of September 2022, 397 renewable electricity projects with a capacity of 17.1 GW are in the pipeline (figure 6). 3.4 GW of these are under construction, most of which are offshore wind farms off the Moray Firth. 6.8 GW are awaiting construction and 6.9 GW in planning.


Figure 5: Renewable electricity pipeline capacity by planning stage and technology.






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