Underground gas storage facilities (UGS) in Europe are 70.5% full, and the wind generation in the region has dropped to 8.3% of total electricity generation, a minimum since the end of April, according to the data of the European Gas Infrastructure Operators Association (Gas Infrastructure Europe, GIE) and the Wind Europe Association.
According to Report, now there are almost 77.2 billion cubic meters of gas in storage. The target level by the beginning of the heating season is 90%.
The generation of wind farms (WPPs) in the European Union amounted to 8.3% of the total on June 7, the lowest since April 26, when the figure dropped to 1.4%, according to the data of the Wind Europe association. The average annual rate is about 15%. The decline in wind generation is one of the factors increasing the demand for gas.