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Spain generates 49.8% of its power from renewables in May


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    June 2 (Renewables Now) - Renewables accounted for 49.8% of Spain’s total power production in May, after hitting 50.1% a month earlier, according to the latest preliminary figures released by Spanish grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE).

    For the third month in a row, wind farms were Spain’s top electricity producers, generating 4,641 GWh and holding a 21% share of the nation’s power mix in May, REE said.

    More details follow in the table below:

    Technology: Share in May: Estimated generation in GWh: y/y change:
    Wind 21% 4,641 -3.0%
    Hydro 8.7% 1,917 -11.2%
    Solar PV 14.9% 3,280 37.3%
    Solar CSP 3% 660 2.2%
    Other renewables 1.9% 408 4.4%
    Nuclear 18.5% 4,084 -6.6%
    Cogeneration 8.7% 1,912 -13.3%
    Combined cycle 17% 3,754 53.5%
    Coal 2.4% 534 60.9%

    On the national level, Spain’s demand for electricity in May fell by 0.4% year-on-year to an estimated 20,274 GWh. On the mainland, demand was estimated at 19,059 GWh, lower by 1.2% compared to May 2021.

    On the Balearic Islands, demand for power rose by 23.8% year-on-year to 470,917 MWh. The Canary Islands system registered demand for 712,065 MWh, up by 11.6%.

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