Wind parks produce quarter of Spain’s electricity in April

Wind turbines in Spain. Author: petter palander. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

May 7 (Renewables Now) - Electricity production from wind farms in Spain increased by 5.7% year-on-year to 4,666 GWh in April, accounting for 24.8% of the country's total generation, grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) informed on Monday.

All renewable energy sources together were responsible for a 41.9% share of total production during the month, according to REE’s estimates.

Details on Spain’s power generation mix in April is available in the table below:

Technology Share in %
Nuclear 24.7
Coal 3.9
Cogeneration 13.3
Hydro 9.9
Wind 24.8
Solar PV 3.4
Solar CSP 2

In the January-April period, renewables accounted for 40.2% of the production.

The demand for electricity in mainland Spain decreased by 2% year-on-year to 19,529 GWh in April, and by 2.7% to 83,572 GWh during the first four months of the year.

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