April 3 (Renewables Now) - Electricity from renewable sources accounted for 39.7% of the total generation in mainland Spain in the first quarter of 2019, Spanish grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) said Wednesday.
The production during the first trimester was led by nuclear energy with a 24% share, followed by wind power with 22.9%. The electricity demand in the mainland went down by 2.8% year-on-year to 64,102 GWh, according to REE’s estimates.
In March alone, the share of renewables was 43.5%, with wind and hydropower accounting for 24.2% and 11.1% of the total generation, respectively. The electricity demand was lower by 5.9% during the month, decreasing to 20,739 GWh.