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Wind hits 4GW barrier – now powers 2.3 million homes in UK

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The UK wind industry has now hit 4GW of installed capacity.

The UK sector now powers the equivalent of Scotland’s household needs, or 2.3 million homes.

The milestone was broken by the final commissioning of three wind farms – the EDF Energy Renewables 38MW Longpark, Scottish Power Renewables 30MW Dun Law extension and the first phase of Dong Energy’s 173MW Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm. There are over 12GW of wind schemes either operational, being built or already with planning permission. When this pipeline of projects is built out in 2012, wind energy will have overtaken nuclear in installed capacity.

To see this press release in full go to www.bwea.com

For further info please contact:

Charles Anglin, Director of Communications – 0774 002 3641,

c.anglin@bwea.com

Nick Medic, Head of Communications – 07792 462 719,

n.medic@bwea.com

Mark Pursey, Communications Adviser – 0759 551 1166,

mark.pursey@btpadvisers.com

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