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In Europe, Denmark receives over 20% of its electricity from wind energy,
and in 2008 Germany received over 7% of its electricity from the wind.
Spain had periods in 2008 when wind energy provided over 40% of its
electricity. In the U.S., Minnesota and Iowa both get over 7% of their
electricity from wind energy. These examples show that high
penetrations of wind power can be a valuable part of a utility generation
mix that supplies reliable electrical service to consumers without
interruption.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-02-18 15:27:14
Description In Europe, Denmark receives over 20% of its electricity from wind energy,
and in 2008 Germany received over 7% of its electricity from the wind.
Spain had periods in 2008 when wind energy provided over 40% of its
electricity. In the U.S., Minnesota and Iowa both get over 7% of their
electricity from wind energy. These examples show that high
penetrations of wind power can be a valuable part of a utility generation
mix that supplies reliable electrical service to consumers without
interruption.
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Source American Wind Energy Association
Keyword Wind energy, Wind farms, Electricity
Selector Selection Committee
Date Of Record Creation 2010-02-18 15:23:16
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Date Last Modified 2011-04-15 12:32:07
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2011-04-15 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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