Energy Statistics for Scotland - Q4 2023

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

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Renewable Electricity Generation

In 2023, annual electricity generation from renewable sources in Scotland remained strong at 33.2 TWh – there has only been more generated in 2022 (Figure 3). There was a 7% decrease from the 35.7 TWh generated in 2022, which is largely due to less favourable weather conditions in the first half of 2023. Although there was an overall drop in renewable electricity generation in 2023, record levels of renewable generation were reported in the second half of 2023 and renewable electricity generation has nearly doubled since 2013.


Figure 3: renewable electricity generation by quarter in Scotland (2013 - 2023)


The majority of renewable electricity generation in Scotland in 2023 came from wind technologies (25.8 TWh) followed by hydro technologies (4.6 TWh; Figure 4).


Figure 4: renewable electricity generation in Scotland by source (2013 - 2023)


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