Wind en­ergy pro­duc­tion out­put dou­bled in Latvia

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In Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber 2018, wind power plants in Latvia had dou­bled their yield of elec­tric­ity for the coun­try’s to­tal bal­ance when com­pared to the pre­vi­ous four months, ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion com­piled by AS Augsts-prieguma tīkls.

The to­tal bal­ance of wind en­ergy was 4.3% or 16,381 MWh in Septem­ber and 4.06% or 15,851 MWh in Oc­to­ber. The rapid in­crease with wind en­ergy out­put can be ex­plained with the first au­tumn storms and lower out­put for hy­dro power plants, BNN was told by AST.

In Au­gust, wind power plants gen­er­ated 7,894 MWh or 1.7% of the to­tal vol­ume of elec­tric­ity gen­er­ated in the coun­try.

Use of wind for elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion is di­rectly de­pen­dent on the weather. Usu­ally, the largest out­put of wind en­ergy is ob­served in the pe­riod be­tween Oc­to­ber and Jan­uary. This year’s in­crease com­menced in Septem­ber, an in­crease has also been ob­served in Oc­to­ber for the last four-year pe­riod ex­cept for 2017, when the vol­ume of gen­er­ated wind en­ergy was slightly larger.

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