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EU offshore ‘sets 264GWh record’

WindEurope figures indicate wind power generated 1499GWh on 2 October

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Offshore wind farms in Europe generated a record 264 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity yesterday, according to WindEurope data.

Onshore wind projects generated a further 1235GWh on 2 October, the wind industry body said.

In total, wind energy’s share of electricity demand was 18.2% yesterday, WindEurope added.

WindEuope said the combined 1499GWh of electricity generated was enough to power the equivalent of 151 million homes or cover 52% of average industrial demand.

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