US wind output hits new heights in December

EIA estimates that wind accounted for 9% of US electricity generation in 2020

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US wind-powered electricity generation set a new daily and hourly record in December.

A new report by the Energy Administration Information (EIA), shows that on 22nd December, 82.GW of electricity sourced from wind was dispatched across the US.

That figure surpassed the previous hourly record of 73.4GW set on the evening of 18th November.

In addition, on 23rd December, wind electricity generation reached 1.76 million MWh, which is about 17% of total electricity generation on that day.

The previous record of 1.42 million MWh was in April 2019.

EIA estimates that wind accounted for 9% of US electricity generation last year.

According to official figures, project developers and grid operators plan to add another 12.2GW of new wind capacity to the US grid by the end of 2021.

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