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Poland generated record amount of electricity from wind power in Jan

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Poland generated a record amount of energy from wind in January, with turbines meeting around a third of the country's electricity needs at times, according to a report by Evwind.es.

However, experts note that the figures could be even higher had the government not introduced restrictions in 2016 that have resulted in virtually no new onshore wind investments being launched since then.

Throughout January, over 2.5 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity was generated by wind turbines in Poland, according to data from the Polish Wind Energy Association (PWEA).

That was the highest ever monthly figure. Throughout January as a whole, wind farms operated at an average of almost 3,500 MW. Renewables of all types accounted for 19.1% of electricity generation last month, noted news portal Biznes Alert.

That was 8.2 percentage points more than in January 2021. 

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