Wind Wire: Near capacity

Output capacity from Ireland's wind farms reached a record of nearly 1 GW at times in July, providing almost 40% of all generation on the system, according to transmission system operator EirGrid.

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Over 1.1 GW of wind projects are now connected to the Irish grid. Output peaked at 999 MW on July 31, resulting in 39% of national demand being met by wind. Under its Grid25 strategy, EirGrid will upgrade Ireland's transmission network in coming years to enable large increases in wind capacity to meet the country's target of 40% of electricity from renewables by 2020 - most being wind.


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