Spain Sets New Wind Generation Record

10 November 2009 (Last Updated November 10th, 2009 18:30)

Spain has set a new record by producing 53% of its electricity from wind farms for the first time. Prior to this, the country had not generated more than 43% of its electricity through wind farms. On the 8 November the contribution from wind power decreased to 39%, while for t

Spain has set a new record by producing 53% of its electricity from wind farms for the first time.

Prior to this, the country had not generated more than 43% of its electricity through wind farms.

On the 8 November the contribution from wind power decreased to 39%, while for the entire year, its contribution to the country's electricity was slightly more than 12%.

The wind turbines with 18GW of installed capacity generated slightly more than 11GW of electricity, which shows that in the best-case scenario two out of every 5GW of wind power are lying idle.

Spain power authorities said that new opportunities in the form of energy storage and electric cars can emerge from these delivery patterns.