DÜSSELDORF (dpa-AFX) - Wind power accounted for 13.8 percent of the total electricity fed into the North Rhine-Westphalian power grid in 2023 with 13,051 gigawatt hours. This represents an increase of 5 percentage points compared to the previous year, according to the State Statistical Office in Düsseldorf on Tuesday. With a share of 56.2 percent, wind power was responsible for more than half of the 23,223 gigawatt hours of electricity fed into the grid from renewable energy sources. The total feed-in of all types of energy amounted to 94,826 gigawatt hours last year, the lowest year-on-year figure since 2018.

According to the statisticians, the expansion of wind power plants in NRW is continuously increasing. The highest number of turbines per 1,000 inhabitants was in Münsterland, South Westphalia and the Eifel region./uho/DP/mis