October shows new record in wind energy production

Borssele 1&2 © Ørsted/Sky Pictures

Last month showed a record in the production of wind energy in the Netherlands. This is evident from the monthly figures of Energieopwek.nl. The record high production is caused by the addition of new wind turbines to the grid and some days with strong winds.

October had a few windy days. 12 days showed an onshore and offshore wind production of more than 4 GW, with 5 of those days peaking with more than 5 GW. As a result, the wind production in October grew by more than 80 percent compared to the previous month and amounted to 7 PetaJoule (PJ).

In addition, more turbines supplied electricity to the grid. This includes Ørsted’s Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm, off the coast of Zeeland, which came into full production.

Largest providers in renewable electricity production
In October, 28.9 percent of the total electricity production came from renewable sources. Offshore wind and onshore wind were the largest producers, accounting for 9.6 % and 8.9 % respectively. This puts October in second place in 2020, behind May when 30.1 % came from renewable sources. In the first ten months of this year, the production of renewable energy is now 21 percent higher than last year.

The Climate Agreement aims for 70 percent sustainable electricity by 2030. Source: Klimaatakkoord.nl