German December wind power output on track for record monthly high

28 Dec 2017   Germany, Wind

Wind power will be Germany’s biggest single source of electricity this quarter with a number of storms pushing wind output to new record-highs and December on track for a new monthly output record over 14 TWh. Christmas Eve, Boxing Day power prices negative on storms December wind average above 19 GW, up over 50% on year Total annual wind output already above 100 TWh Data from grid operators aggregated by think-tank Fraunhofer ISE as well as wind forecasts also showed that, on average, wind turbines will have generated some 19 GW each hour this month, a record monthly average and some 50% above December last year, the actual production data as well as a wind forecast by spotrenewables.com for the final five days of 2017 showed. Wind output this year, which has already passed the 100 TWh mark for the first time, was estimated to reach around 104 TWh, […]

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