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Wind makes up 22.3% of Spain’s power in Jan-Feb 2019

The Hinojal wind farm. Source: Fersa Energias Renovables SA.

March 5 (Renewables Now) - During the first two months of 2019, renewables accounted for 38.3% of Spain’s power mix and wind dominated with 22.3%, Spanish grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) said Tuesday.

In February alone, renewables produced 37.6% of the country’s power, according to REE’s estimates for the month. Wind power had an 18.5% share producing 3,619 GWh, down by 21.9% year-on-year. Solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal power accounted for 3% and 1.4% of the country's power production, respectively.

Electricity demand in mainland Spain is estimated at 43,426 GWh in the first two months, down by 1% from the same period of 2018. In February, demand dropped by 5.2% to 20,174 GWh in the Spanish peninsula.

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