Saturday, September 22, 2012

Germany Wind Statistics Lack Integrity ... but Production is Probably Down.

The latest reports of numbers from "The Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW)" indicate wind production over the first 7 months of 2012 down from the same period in 2011.
If you want a big number for German wind production, pick BDEW.  The report 29.697TWh of generation over the first half of the year (up slightly from a reported 29.385 TWh).

I noted a variety of numbers are available for Germany in a recent post on my original content blog.

Don't like wind, pick ENTSO-E.  10.234TWh (down from 20.69TWh)

Really like the idea that wind is increasing in output still, pick Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Franhofer ISE) .  You only get 24.8TWh for the first half of 2012, but it's up from 20.3TWh..

BDEW Presents Latest Wind Power Data and Demands More Market Integration of Renewables « German Energy Blog:
At the Husum WindEnergy 2012 Fair, the Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) presented the latest data on wind power generation in the first half of 2012 in Germany. It showed an increase of 1.1% to 29.697 billion kWh compared to 29.385 billion kWh in the same period last year.
Due to unfavourable weather conditions, wind power production, however, only reached 2.165 billion kWh in August 2012, whereas 3.055 billion kWh were generated in August 2011.
If wind is increasing it's something's fault -either weather or nuclear or tranmission ...
Similarly, if there are problems in systems with a lot of wind ... well, there can't be.

An informative pro-renewable site this week noted pioneers of Europe's "founding fathers" incapable of comprehending, or unwilling to acknowledge, the issues around maintaining conventional capacity to meet demand when it is dark and still.

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