Storm ”Ciara” blows German wind power production to new record

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The storm dubbed “Ciara” has pushed wind power production to a new record in Germany, temporarily boosting feed-in into the grid to nearly 43.7 gigawatts (GW), grid operator TenneT told news agency dpa in an article carried by public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk.

The previous record stood at 43.4 GW. According to energy think tank Agora Energiewende, renewables covered about three quarters of Germany’s power consumption on 9 and 10 February, with onshore and offshore wind turbines contributing the lion’s share, according to CLEW. However, the storm also caused troubles for grid operators, since the record feed-in happened intermittently and even caused some turbines to be shut down for safety reasons, the article says.

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