atmospheric instability has encouraged the growth of wind generation that has more than 18 percent of average total demand for electricity over the weekend
The contribution of wind power to the electrical system has reached a new record high with an output of 7292 MW due to atmospheric instability. This occurred on Friday March 24 at 15.31 hours when the total installed wind power capacity in Spain, about 10,200 MW, brought this new maximum. This figure has surpassed the previous record reached the 7,000 MW of wind generation on February 16, 2006.
With this new record, wind energy has to cover half of more than 18 percent of total electricity consumption over the weekend, arriving at some point to cover more than 24 percent of energy demand.
Contribution of wind power to the electrical system is expected due to the growing increase in installed wind power. At the end of last year, the installed wind power reached 10,028 MW, while in the latter days the figure has exceeded 10,200 MW, taking into account the latest data from the observatory of Wind Business Association.
This involves final impetus to the professionalization of the sector through the adaptation of the turbines, the planning of electricity production and management of decentralized electricity generation from wind power.
About Wind Business Association
Wind Business Association (ESA) combines the generality of operators in the Spanish wind energy sector: developers, manufacturers, engineering, supply , insurance, financial institutions and other companies, in addition to several regional associations of wind. Among its goals is to develop and consolidate the growth of wind power in Spain and abroad. With an installed capacity of over 10,200 MW in Spain, the objectives of the wind energy sector opens up new opportunities for domestic and international investment, generating great expectations for a clean technology and inexhaustible resources.
Source: Wind Business Association