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    France’s wind farms generate 9.17% of power on May 21

    May 22, 2023 - SeeNews Renewables


      May 22 (Renewables Now) - Wind turbines produced 9.17%, or 98,939 MWh, of all electricity in France on May 21.

      In all, France's power plants produced 1,078,763 MWh that day, based on live data by transmission system operator (TSO) RTE.

      Solar power accounted for 5.22% of the total output, with 56,277 MWh produced.

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

      Energy source Power output in MWh Share in %
      Biomass 8,978 0.83
      Coal 593 0.05
      Natural gas 13,801 1.28
      Nuclear 771,503 71.52
      Oil 3,523 0.33
      Run-of-river and poundage hydro 107,328 9.95
      Pumped storage hydro -5,715 -0.53
      Water reservoir hydro 20,978 1.94
      Solar 56,277 5.22
      Waste 2,558 0.24
      Wind onshore 98,939 9.17

      On May 19, the French wind turbines supplied 120,989 MWh of electricity to the grid, reaching a share of 10.01%. A day later, they generated 140,498 MWh for a share of 12.51%.


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