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    Spain produces half of its power from renewables in April


    May 5, 2022 - SeeNews Renewables

     

      May 5 (Renewables Now) - Spain generated 50.1% of its electricity from renewable sources in April, Spanish grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) said in its estimates report on Wednesday.

      The renewables share is Spain’s total power production in March was 45.4%.

      The larger proportion of renewables in Spain’s power mix came as the national demand for electricity fell by 2% year-on-year to an estimated 19,539 GWh in April. Wind farms remained the country's top power producer, accounting for 25.8% of the total monthly output.

      Power production figures for major technologies are presented in the table:

      Technology: Share in April: Estimated generation in GWh: y/y change:
      Wind 25.8% 5,598 36.7%
      Hydro 8.3% 1,811 -34.0%
      Solar PV 11.6% 2,527 51.7%
      Solar CSP 2% 432 62.0%
      Other renewables 2% 440 12.3%
      Nuclear 20.4% 4,428 5.5%
      Cogeneration 8% 1,744 -20.5%
      Combined cycle 14.8% 3,208 -5.2%
      Coal 3.2% 696 157.6%

      Demand for power by Spain’s mainland dropped by 2.8% on the year to an estimated 18,389 GWh. On the Balearic Islands, demand was estimated at 435,740 MWh, up by 15% compared to April 2021. The Canary Islands archipelago also saw a rise in demand to some 683,594 MWh, up 11% in annual terms.

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