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Progress on implementing Wind

Summary

Assessment of Wind in GB

According to the National Grid figures wind will form the main source for electricity generation in years to come.

The chart shows the Five Year Forecasts for generation by connected wind from FES 2019 and FES 2020. Note that the forecast is that generation will increase more sharply from 2023 onwards.

At present the increase in wind capacity - and in particular offshore capacity - is enabling generation to keep pace with forecasts.

Onshore wind

Although installation of new offshore wind capacity is progressing quickly, the slow progress with onshore wind has been flagged ny many, including RenewableUK. This has not caused a major issue recently, but it will when the forecast for onshore wind capapcity shows a sharp upturn from 2023 onwards.

For more information about wind, see our Wind page.

Last updated April 2021

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(Graph based on National Grid data.)