Overall, during the months of March and April, energy demand has fallen considerably compared to the same months in previous years, essentially due to the stoppage of major industries as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis. However, the numbers from the wind power sector in relation to covering demand have remained positive. As such, March 2020 recorded a 15% growth over the same period last year with an average demand coverage of 25-27% identified for March and April 2020.
During this situation, wind farms have continued working normally and their capacity has been almost unaffected thanks to workers quickly adapting to carrying out their tasks in line with the recommended security protocols, prioritising essential functions to ensure continuous and effective operation.
By David Torres, Wind Energy Manager, TÜV SÜD España