On Saturday 22nd April 2017, the UK's wind turbine capacity produced enough electricity to power the equivalent of homes. In energy terms this means our wind turbines generated 32991 MWh.
Live wind energy output data is aggregated from nearly 8 GW of currently-running wind farms, and data from UKWED shows the capacity of wind energy installed in each UK region – both onshore and offshore. Government data reveals the ‘capacity factor’ of wind energy in each region, in other words, how much output is generated by a given amount of installed capacity. All of this data is combined by the Weather Energy computer model to produce a realistic estimate of how much energy has been generated by the wind turbines per region.