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Wind power production in the Nordic countries hit a record high of 21.3 gigawatts (GW) on Thursday amid stormy weather in the region, Refinitiv Eikon data showed.

Wind turbines’ output across Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland reached the new high point for the hour from 0500 GMT, according to the data.

The previous record, hit only last week, stood at 20.8 GW.

Wind speeds reached up to 40.8 metres per second in the southern Norwegian mountains on Thursday morning, the country’s meteorological institute said in a tweet.

In Sweden, the local distribution grid subsidiary of Germany’s E.ON (EONGn.DE) had warned of strong winds in the area north of the capital Stockholm during the night, after a storm over the weekend uprooted trees and led to some power outages.

[Nora Buli]

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