2022-05-18
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/39827-ireland-wind-energy-record-storm-weather-analyss-grid-operator-eirgrid-mw-island-demand

Ireland: New record in generated wind energy

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National grid operator EirGrid announced stormy weather over the weekend has resulted in a new all-island wind energy record.

Official Press Release EirGrid Group:

Stormy Weather Results in Wind Energy Records

Stormy weather over the weekend has resulted in a new all-island wind energy record, according to analysis from national grid operator EirGrid.

Wind generation hit a record high of 4,584 megawatts (MW) on Saturday at 1.15pm, as Ireland prepared to play Wales at the Aviva stadium in Dublin. Total demand for electricity across the island at the time was 5,335 MW. The record surpassed the previous total of 4,489 MW set in February 2021. A new Ireland-only record of 3,603 MW was established later that evening at 5.45pm, beating the previous record of 3,591 MW also set in February 2021. Commenting on the records, EirGrid chief executive Mark Foley said: “For over 24 hours from Saturday morning, engineers in our control centres in Belfast and... ... More: Official Press Release EirGrid Group

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