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April 14 (Renewables Now) - Spanish utility Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) generated 21,689 GWh of electricity from its renewables worldwide in the first quarter of 2022, which represented a 4.9% reduction in total green power output compared to January-March 2021.
According to Iberdrola’s preliminary figures for the quarter, the home market of Spain was the only one with lower production levels in year-on-year terms.
The renewables power output in Spain dropped by 38.5% on the year to 6,260 GWh due to a production decline from onshore wind farms and small and large hydroelectric plants during this year's first quarter. Iberdrola’s hydro reservoir levels in Spain were at 36.4% at the end of March.
At the same time, the utility's solar farms at home were able to produce 382 GWh, up by 117.6% year-on-year.
Renewables performed better in all other Iberdrola’s markets -- the UK (+20.6%), the US (+7.8%), Mexico (+6.1%), Brazil (+49.4%) and the Iberdrola Energia Internacional markets, formerly the Rest of the World (+13.9%).
Between March 2022 and March 2021, Iberdrola increased its global installed renewable energy capacity by 9.1% to 38.305 MW.
Selected figures from Iberdrola’s preliminary electricity report are presented in the table below:
|Technology:||January - March 2022 (worldwide total)||Installed capacity at end-March 2022||Installed capacity at end-March 2021|
|Onshore wind||12,121||6.6%||19,447 MW||18,547 MW|
|Offshore wind||1,395||-0.9%||1,258 MW||1,258 MW|
|Hydro||7,230||-21.9%||13,849 MW||12,864 MW|
|Mini-hydro||112||-43.8%||284 MW||296 MW|
|Solar||795||48.8%||3,261 MW||2,042 MW|
|Batteries||N.A.||N.A.||193 MW||82 MW|