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July 5 (Renewables Now) - The renewables share in Spain’s total power production plunged to 39.2% in June, after a heat wave that tore through much of the country triggered more use of conventional generation plants to power air conditioners.
The renewables share was 49.8% in May.
Wind farms were Spain’s top electricity producers for the past three consecutive months, but in June their share in the power mix fell to just 15.7%, according to preliminary figures released by Spanish grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE). At the same time, production from coal-fired and combined cycle gas power plants increased significantly.
Figures are available in the table below:
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Spain’s demand for power rose by 2.8% year-on-year to an estimated 21,306 GWh.
On the mainland, demand was estimated at 19,991 GWh, up by 2% compared to June 2021. On the Balearic Islands, demand climbed by 25.1% to 574,887 MWh, while in the Canary Islands system, demand rose by 11.2% to 706,641 MWh, REE said.