13 February 2015
Wind in power: 2014 European statistics
- There is now 128.8 GW of installed wind energy capacity in the EU: approximately 120.6 GW onshore and just over 8 GW offshore.
- 11,791.4 MW of wind power capacity (worth between €13.1bn and €18.7bn) was installed in the EU-28 during 2014, a increase of 3.8% compared to 2013 installations.
- The EU power sector continues its move away from fuel oil, coal and gas with each technology continuing to decommission more than it installs.
- The wind power capacity installed by the end of 2014 would, in a normal wind year, produce 284 TWh of electricity, enough to cover 10.2% of the EU’s electricity consumption.
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