Electricity generated by wind energy continues to increase

13/03/2007 14:00

The generation of electricity from wind energy reached a record level for the third month in succession in January 2007. The output was 548 GWh. This is the equivalent of 5 percent of domestic electricity consumption.

The new monthly record was mainly the result of the large number of very windy days. The wind supply in January 2007 was more than twice as high as in an average month and more than 50 percent more than an average January. On a yearly basis, developments in electricity production are mainly determined by increases in capacity. At the end of 2006, the capacity of wind turbines in operation was nearly 30 percent higher than at the end of 2005.

Monthly electricity production by wind turbines

Monthly electricity production by wind turbines