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Wind accounts for 3.59% of France’s power output on Jan 16


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    January 17 (Renewables Now) - With 57,206 MWh generated, wind accounted for 3.59% of the electricity generation in France on January 16.

    Power plants in the country produced 1,593,923 MWh for the whole day, based on live data by transmission system operator (TSO) RTE.

    Solar power accounted for 1.51% of the total output with 24,064 MWh produced.

    The table below shows details on the generation by the different energy sources and their share in the country's mix.

    Energy source Power generation in MWh Share in %
    Biomass 8,783 0.55
    Coal 5,606 0.35
    Natural gas 193,932 12.17
    Nuclear 1,164,240 73.04
    Oil 5,093 0.32
    Run-of-river and poundage hydro 118,417 7.43
    Pumped storage hydro -18,601 -1.17
    Water reservoir hydro 29,483 1.85
    Solar 24,064 1.51
    Waste 5,700 0.36
    Wind onshore 57,206 3.59

    On January 14, France's wind parks generated 26,081 MWh of electricity, thus accounting for 1.54% of the total power output in the country for the day. On January 15, they produced 27,688 MWh for a 1.69% share.

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