windy week: wind generation in northwest Europe broke all records last week, with a total output close to 12 TWh.
wind speed over the week averaged at over 70 m/s, their strongest levels since the 1960s according to the measurements of the De Bilt station in the Netherlands.
overall, wind power output rose by 30% yoy since the beginning of the year in northwest Europe, saving us almost 3 bcm of gas demand – a huge contribution at a time when each gas molecule counts.
and we have seen over some negative prices back in Germany, for short time, indicating that the grid was overloaded with wind power…
what is your view? how we can manage better wind energy? what are the prospects for wind to gas?
Source: Greg Molnar (LinkedIn)