Renewables account for 54% of Spain's electricity production in April02. May 2013 | Markets & Trends, Industry & Suppliers | By: Blanca Diaz Lopez
At 54%, electricity production from renewable energy reached a record high in Spain last month. Photovoltaics, meanwhile, met 3.6% of demand.
According to data from Spanish grid operator, Red Eléctrica de España (REE), renewable energy covered 54% of Spain's electricity mix in April. This is the second month in a row that renewables have set a production record. In March, they covered 51.8%.
Specifically, photovoltaics accounted for 3.6% of Spain’s electricity mix last month. Meanwhile, from January to April, the technology covered 2.5% of the country’s energy demand.
Regarding the share of other renewables in April, hydropower accounted for 25% of the emery mix, while wind power contributed 22.1% and solar thermal 1.3%.
Overall, REE’s statistics show that electricity demand decreased by 2.6% last month in Spain, compared to the same month a year before.
Edited by Becky Beetz.
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