Wind energy accounted for a record 24.6% of European electricity demand on 28 October, according to data compiled by WindEurope.

The previous record was 19.9% set on 7 October this year, WindEurope said. Onshore wind represented 21.8% of the demand, with the offshore sector accounting for 2.8%.

WindEurope said wind represented 109% of Denmark’s electricity demand and 61% in Germany.

The record was due to increased expansion of wind energy and “particularly strong northern winds and a major wave of cool polar air mass travelling across central, eastern and south-eastern Europe”, it added.

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