AusBN – Australia achieved record wind power generation on Tuesday morning, generating 2,988 megawatts of output in the National Electricity Market which excludes some areas.
This implies a total output exceeding 3,000 megawatts when combined with wind power generated in Western Australia and other remote grids.
The National Electricity Market has a total capacity of 3,766 megawatts but until now the highest proportion of it used was 2,848 megawatts on 16 December 2014.
South Australia generated the most electricity from wind on Tuesday, outputting 1,066 megawatts, while Victoria came in a close second with 1,021 megawatts.
Australia’s largest wind farm contributed 388 megawatts on its own.
A recent study showed that wind power could generate up to 30% of Australia’s electricity by 2025 if new turbines continue to be installed at the current pace.