18 November 2015
Rewarding Ambition in Wind Energy
Wind energy already plays a significant role in the European power sector. In 2014, the wind industry installed 11,791 MW in the EU – more than gas and coal combined. Today wind energy can meet 10.2% of Europe’s electricity demand with a cumulative capacity of 128.8 GW at the end of 2014.
Wind energy technology is today a mainstream source of electricity generation in Europe. Wind power plants across the continent are operating on a scale similar to traditional thermal power generation, delivering clean, affordable and reliable electricity to European citizens. The wind power produced in certain European countries can already cover significant portions of electricity demand for increasing periods of time.