Energy Statistics for Scotland - Q4 2022

Overview of key facts and trends relating to energy in Scotland for Q4 2022.

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Renewable electricity capacity

Renewable electricity capacity has increased in the last year. In December 2022, there were 13.9 GW of renewable electricity capacity in Scotland, up from 12.3 GW in December 2021 and up 0.3 GW from September 2022. This is largely due to increases in offshore and onshore wind capacity.


Figure 4: Renewable Electricity capacity (December 2022)



As of December 2022, 412 renewable electricity projects with an estimated capacity of 21.7 GW are in the pipeline (figure 6). Projects with an estimated capacity of 4.3 GW are under construction, most of which are offshore wind farms off the Moray Firth. Projects with an estimated capacity of 6.1 GW are awaiting construction and there is a further 11.3 GW in planning.


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




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