Despite this achievement, the figure falls short of the 30GW annual target required to meet the EU’s 2030 climate and energy security goals.
The Netherlands notably added the world’s largest wind farm, the 1.5GW “Hollandse Kust Zuid.”
According to WindEurope data, the EU’s wind production in 2023 comprised 14GW onshore and 3 GW offshore.
The combined renewable share amounted to 44% of electricity produced.
Although the International Energy Agency estimates Europe will build 23GW annually from 2024-2028, the EU’s Wind Power Package aims to bolster these numbers.