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W.E.B production results January 2022

02/2022 - Back to overview

Mild but stormy weather:
monthly production above target

The overall monthly production of 154,033 MWh remained above the defined target in January.

January 2022 proved to be mild but windy. The reason for this stormy period was the jet stream, located right above Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria for numerous days. Jet streams are narrow bands of strong winds about 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) above sea level that provide Atlantic lows with an eastward storm path. The production results of the countries mentioned above were correspondingly positive.

At the same time, a dominant high-pressure system took hold of France and even extended to Italy. Both countries could not keep up with their production targets. The W.E.B plants in Canada and the United States remained below expectations despite the blizzard. Although January had a little more sunshine than average, its full potential could not be exploited due to partly snow-covered modules in the photovoltaic power segment. While Austria, Germany and the United States did not perform as expected, Italy and the Czech Republic generated much better results than defined for January.

In the hydroelectric power segment, Austria remained below and Germany above target.

Overview based on technology:

Wind power:

  • Total production: +2.5%
  • Wind power plant with best relative results: Michelbach +73.1%
  • Wind power plant with the strongest total production: Höflein West 1,574 MWh

Solar power:

  • Total production: –6.0%
  • Best relative plant results: Conza +90.0%

Hydroelectric power:

  • Total production: –13.4%


Production to date:

  • W.E.B production results in January: 154,033 MWh
  • Percentage of annual projections: 10.51%