Scenario Analyses for Wind Penetration in Scotland


  • An investigation of issues surrounding varying levels of Wind penetration in Scotland.
  • An assessment of the potential use of Energy Storage to counter the effects of wind intermittency and variability.
  • An economic evaluation of future increasing levels of Wind Penetration.
  • An assessment of non-economic criteria, including social benefits or disbenefits.


  • The Scottish Executive has targets for % of electricity generation from renewables: 18% by 2010, and 40% by 2020; These assist UK targets (10% - 2010, and 20% - 2020).
  • Environmental opinion and public opinion is in favour of renewables expansion.
  • However, there is a lack appreciation of the problems faced and/or costs to be incurred.
  • We need to appreciate the bigger picture regarding the barriers faced.