Energy Statistics for Scotland - Q4 2023

Overview of key facts and trends relating to energy in Scotland for Q4 2023

Energy Statistics for Scotland – Q4 2023

Key Points

In 2023, there was 15.3 GW of renewable electricity capacity in Scotland – a 10% increase from 13.9 GW in 2022.


As of the end of December 2023, there were 517 renewable electricity generation projects with an estimated capacity of 25.9 GW in the planning pipeline.


Electricity generation from renewable sources in Scotland in 2023 remains strong at 33.3 TWh – a 7% drop from 2022. Record levels of renewable generation were reported in the second half of 2023, which mitigated for the less favourable weather conditions in the first half of 2023.


Scotland continues to generate more electricity than it needs with net exports of electricity to other UK nations in 2023 amounting to 15.9 TWh.


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