Capacity & Investment

In contrast to the decline in electricity production, the volume of installed capacity grew from 2012 to 2013, although by less than 1%. Whilst Europe witnessed a decommissioning of fossil fuel power plants, RES plants continued to be added to the system – but at a more moderate pace and in a more limited number of member states compared to previous years. More than 70% of the capacity installed in 2013 came from RES.