Strom Xaver provides new wind power record in Deutschland

The low-pressure system ‘Xaver’ provided a new record for wind power production in Germany. On December 5th, 2013 German wind turbines supplied more than 26,000 MW of electricity into the grid for the first time. This wind power capacity is equivalent to the power plant capacity of 26 medium-sized nuclear power stations (approx. 1,000 MW capacity). The previous record was not a long-standing one as the prior record mark for Germany of 24,700 MW was only set on October 28th, 2013. At that time it was the low-pressure system ‘Christian’, which moved across Northern and Western Europe and provided the unusually high performance for wind power.

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Released on: 2013-12-06