Wind Generation In EU Close To The Lowest Of 2022

According to data from the association WindEurope, the amount of wind-generated electricity in the European Union in July hardly increased from the level of June, when it had reached its lowest level since the start of 2022.

In July, the average share of wind energy generation in the total electricity produced in the EU increased to 11.86 percent from June’s 11.23 percent. For comparison, the number reached its highest point in February at 20.12%.

Experts at Rystad Energy pointed out last week that the output of Europe’s hydroelectric power facilities is continuing to decline. For instance, hydroelectric output in Spain and Italy fell by 40% in the first half of the year compared to 2021.

Data from the first three weeks of July also reveal that overall electricity demand in Europe grew by roughly 3% in comparison to June, and by more than 5% in some countries, according to the experts (Italy, Germany). A severe heat wave raised the need for cooling, which in turn led to the growth.


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