The UK's supply of electricty from wind rose 54% – a 3.3TWh increase – compared to the same period in 2012/13. The increase is being attributed to higher wind speeds across the three months as well as greater capacity in the UK.
Of all the electricity produced by wind, 42% was produced by offshore projects. Offshore production increased 39% - or 1.1TWh year-on-year whilst onshore increased 2.2TWh (68%).
The figures were released hours after the UK Conservative Party pledged to end onshore wind power subsidies for new projects if they are reelected with a majority government at the 2015 general election.
The party's energy minister Michael Fallon said: "The next Conservative government will end any additional bill-payer subsidy for onshore wind and give local councils the decisive say on any new wind farms."
Trade body RenewableUK's chief executive Maria McCaffery criticised the announcement: "When it comes to something as important as guaranteeing the security of the UK's future energy supply, the British public deserve better than ill-considered, short-term policy making on the hoof like this," she said.