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W.E.B production results February 2018

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Slow air masses keep production results below target

The overall production of 69,647 MWh in February misses its monthly target and is about one third lower than in the previous month.

In the second half of the month, large parts of Europe were hit by cold continental air due to a combination of high and low-pressure systems above Western and Eastern Europe. Although rather unusual in late February, the freezing cold resembled the last yet powerful gasp of winter, with wind conditions coming to a complete halt. It is therefore hardly surprising that our European production countries of Austria, Germany, France, and the Czech Republic failed to reach their respective production targets. While Canada performed much better than expected, the United States missed their February target.       

There was not a lot of sunshine either in February. In the photovoltaic segment, Austria, Italy, and the Czech Republic performed below average.  

In the hydroelectric power segment, Austria and Germany generated more energy than expected.   



Overview based on technology:

Wind power:

  • Total production: -28.3%
  • Wind power plant with best relative results: Martock Ridge +50.6%
  • Wind power plant with the strongest total production: Parker Mountain 857 MWh

Solar power:

  • Total production: -31.9%
  • Best relative plant results: Dobsice -0.02%

Hydroelectric power:

  • Total production: +11.4%


Production to date:

  • W.E.B production results in February: 69,647 MWh
  • Percentage of annual projections: 17.60%