61.06% of demand on the Spanish peninsula was covered by wind energy

The maximum instantaneous wind 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.

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 REE to safely integrate renewable energy and it makes them a world leading reference regarding transmission and electricity system operation.

By José Santamarta, www.evwind.com