23 February 2017
Wind generates enough to cover Denmark’s entire power demand on Wednesday
Denmark produced enough wind power yesterday (Wed 23 Feb) to cover all of its power needs.
Denmark produced 70 GWh from onshore wind and 27 GWh from offshore. That’s the equivalent of powering 10 million EU households. Germany was the second-best performing country meeting 52% of its demand from wind, followed by Ireland with 42%. Wind power in the EU as whole covered almost 19% of the bloc’s electricity needs.
Take a look at WindEurope’s daily wind tool for more information on wind energy in Europe and the 28 EU member states. The new platform provides information on:
- how much wind energy was generated the previous day: GWh and %age share of the electricity mix;
- the country ranking in terms of wind power production;
- the hourly wind energy generation and electricity mix by fuel/technology; and
- capacity factors.