This supplemental report to E.ON Netz's 2005 Wind Report documents the growth and performance of wind energy in Germany. An excerpt is listed below. E.ON Netz Wind Reports from 2005 and 2004 can be access by clicking on these links:
Excerpt On wind energy expansion (page 3) - Wind power expansion in Germany continued throughout 2005. By the end of the year, wind farms with a total rated power of 18,300 MW were connected to the grid, a rise of around 12% over the previous year. Germany therefore remains a global frontrunner in wind power. Below average wind levels resulted in only a slight increase, of 1.5%, in the wind power feed-in volume. With feed-in levels of close to 7,600 MW, the greatest proportion of German wind farms (41%) is installed in the E.ON Netz control area.
In 2005, the maximum wind power feed-in to the E.ON Netz control area was 6,234 MW, which was achieved at 9 a.m. on 15 December. In contrast, generation capacity at 12.15 p.m. on 27 May 2005 was only 8 MW, the lowest value of the year. The average feed-in power of the wind farms in the control area totaled 1,327 MW, 18% of the average installed capacity over the course of the year.
Additional information on E.ON Netz controlled wind generation, including forecasted and actual amounts in megawatts (15-minute intervals), can be accessed by clicking here.