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19.04.2012
New maximums of instantaneous, hourly and daily wind energy production

Wind power generation exceeds 16,500 MW

Wind energy production yesterday reached new maximums of instantaneous power, hourly energy and daily energy. The maximum instantaneous power, 16,636 MW, was recorded at 4:41 pm, representing an increase of 11.2% on the previous maximum of 14,962 MW, recorded on 9 November 2010.

Also, yesterday a new maximum of hourly production was set at 16,455 MWh between 5:00 and 6:00 pm, an increase of 11.5% compared to the previous maximum of 14,752 MWh (9 November 2010). Similarly, a maximum of daily wind energy was reached with 334,850 MWh, compared to 315,258 MWh on 9 November 2010. This maximum represents an increase of 6.2%.

The Control Centre of Renewable Energies (Cecre) has also helped to establish a new record of demand coverage with wind energy, when this very morning at 1:37 am, 61.06% of demand on the Spanish peninsula (24,384 MW) was covered by wind power generation (14,889 MW), exceeding the previous maximum of 60.46% recorded on April 16 this year at 3.48 am.

These maximums reflect the capacity of the Company to safely integrate renewable energy and it makes them a world leading reference regarding transmission and electricity system operation.