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Global Wind Power Generation

Wind power generation continued on its upward trajectory in 2019, rising by 12.6%, the same rate as in 2018. Growth slowed in China and India, the two countries previously fueling the boom, but the slack was picked up by Europe, particularly France (up 22.8%), and by Latin America (up 20%), mainly thanks to Brazil and Mexico. France has launched several major offshore wind projects, which should drive further strong growth.

Global Wind Power Generation (in terawatt- hours – TWh)

 
Country 2018 2019 2018-2019 Change
China 365.8 405.7 +10.90 %
United States 275.4 303.1 +10.10 %
Germany 110 126 +14.60 %
United Kingdom 56.9 64.1 +12.70 %
India 60.3 63.3 +5.00 %
Spain 50.9 56.2 +10.40%
Brazil 48.5 55.8 +15.20 %
France 28.1 34.5 +22.80 %
Canada 33.2 34.2 +3.00 %
Turkey 19.9 21.7 +8.80 %
Italy 17.7 20.1 +13.20 %
Total World 1,270 1,430 +12.60 %

 

Source : BP Statistical Review 2020