BEIS’s latest Renewable Energy Planning Database has shown that the UK’s operational renewables capacity grew by 175.3MW (0.4%) between December 2018 and March 2019 to a total of just under 40GW. Published on Tuesday 16 April, the data also showed that storage projects in England were responsible for the majority of this growth (113.9MW), with biomass in England and Scotland the second largest area (47.6MW). Additionally, pipeline capacity, defined as application submitted, awaiting construction and under construction, grew by 1,045.4MW (2.6%) over the period to just over 41GW. Offshore wind was responsible for 668.8MW of this growth, reaching just under 9GW of pipeline capacity.

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