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European wind hit daily output record of 116 GW on March 11

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European daily wind power generation has set a new record averaging 116 GW (gigawatt) on March 11, S&P Global Platts reported citing data aggregated by WindEurope.

The sector generated 2.79 TWh (terrawatt-hour) in the 24 hours, narrowly exceeding the record set on Jan. 21. Wind peaked at 122.9 GW, the unverified data from national TSOs via Entso-e show. Wind covered 28.9% of demand across Europe, a sharp increase from 7% seen March 9 when wind averaged only 27 GW.

Denmark registered the highest share of wind on March 11 at 89%. German daily wind generation of 1.02 TWh was the second-highest on record, peaking at 46.9 GW. Belgium set a new national record at 4.038 GW, TSO Elia said. 

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