News Digest Item
27 Oct 2017

Wind power record forecast for Sunday


Wind generation is forecast to climb to a record on Sunday, creating more output than needed and driving electricity prices below zero, reports Jesper Starn for Bloomberg. It would be the first time this year that the average price for a whole day is negative, not just for specific hours. Wind output is forecast to peak at more than 39 gigawatts on Sunday morning, equivalent to the output of about 40 nuclear reactors and enough to meet more than half of Germany’s total demand.

Read the article in English here.

Find background in the CLEW dossier Onshore Wind Power in Germany.

Read why power prices turn negative in the CLEW factsheet.

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