The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has reviewed its 2020 scenarios(link is external). The new central scenario expects 192 GW instead of 230 GW, which was the headline figure in the 2011 published “Pure Power 3”.
EWEA’s previous wind energy scenarios were published in 2009 (“Pure Power 2”) following the adoption of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive. They were subsequently re-published in 2011 (“Pure Power 3”). The scenarios looked at both annual and cumulative installations and included a country breakdown for 2020, but not for intermediate years. The headline figure was 230 GW (of which 40 GW offshore) producing 581 TWh of electricity, meeting 15.7 % of electricity consumption. EU electricity consumption for 2020 was projected to be 3,689.5 TWh.
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