Spain's renewables jack up output 19.4% y/y in Nov

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December 3 (Renewables Now) - Spain’s renewables produced 9,636 GWh of power in November, up by 19.4% year-on-year, according to preliminary figures released by Spanish grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE).

This level of output also represented an increase of over 21% compared to October, and helped drive the renewables share in the nation’s total power production to 41.7 % in November from 38.6% recorded a month earlier.

Wind farms were Spain’s top producer of power in November, contributing 6,426 GWh to the national mix, up 52.6% on the year, REE said. Solar PV plants raised the output by 63.9% year-on-year to 1,334 GWh.

More details on Spain’s major power producers follow in the table below:

Technology: Share in November: Estimated production in November (in GWh): y/y change: January-November combined share:
Wind 27.8% 6,426 52.6% 22.7%
Hydro 5.0% 1,158 -53.0% 11.4%
Solar PV 5.8% 1,334 63.9% 8.4%
Solar CSP 0.8% 192 77.9% 2.0%
Other renewables 1.9% 445 12.7% 1.8%
Nuclear 15.5% 3,580 -22.8% 21.2%
Cogeneration 9.4% 2,184 -8.7% 10.1%
Combined cycle 27.8% 6,415 73.5% 16.7%
Coal 2.5% 579 63.2% 1.8%

Spain’s demand for electricity was estimated at 21,517 GWh in November, a 4% growth in year-on-year terms, but still down by 2.3% compared to the same month in 2019. Demand during January through November rose by just 1% on the year to some 234,413 GWh.

Details on power demand trends across Spain before and during the COVID-19 pandemic are shown in the table below (source: REE).

Territory: Estimated demand in November 2021: vs November 2020 vs November 2019
Mainland Spain 20,364 GWh +3.6% -2.3%
Balearic Islands 408,099 MWh +12% -0.8%
Canary Islands 711,730 MWh +9.1% -3.1%

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