Thursday, December 04, 2008

BREEZE PROVIDES SPAIN WITH 43% OF ELECTRICITY FOR A BRIEF PERIOD

Tree Hugger - For a brief period on Monday, November 24th wind power provided 43% of all of Spain’s demand for electricity, according to the Spanish wind power association. At around 5 AM, wind power generated 9,253 megawatts of power out of a total demand of 21,264 megawatts.

So demand was low because of the early hour of the morning, but it’s still a record worth noting. The previous wind power record for Spain was 40.8% , set back in March of this year. For the year, wind power is expected to supply about 11% of total Spanish electricity demand.

The town of Rock Port, Missouri manages to supply 123% of its electric demand through wind power. Residents of that town have the honor of living in the first fully wind powered town in the United States.