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Wind electricity net generation

(billion kilowatthours)

China is the top country by wind electricity net generation in the world. As of 2016, wind electricity net generation in China was 237 billion kilowatthours that accounts for 24.99 % of the world's wind electricity net generation. The top 5 countries (others are the United States of America, Germany, Spain, and India) account for 66.95 % of it. The world's total wind electricity net generation was estimated at 948.4 billion kilowatthours in 2016.

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What is wind electricity net generation?

The amount of gross generation less the electrical energy consumed at the generating station(s) for station service or auxiliaries. Electricity required for pumping at pumped-storage plants is regarded as electricity for station service and is deducted from gross generation. Wind power plant is a group of wind turbines interconnected to a common utility system through a system of transformers, distribution lines, and (usually) one substation. Operation, control, and maintenance functions are often centralized through a network of computerized monitoring systems, supplemented by visual inspection. This is a term commonly used in the United States. In Europe, it is called a generating station.