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Iberdrola's power production from renewables down by 13% in Q2 2019

The San Esteban hydropower plant in Galicia. Source: Iberdrola

July 15 (Renewables Now) - Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE) produced globally 14,252 GWh of electricity from renewables during the second quarter of 2019, down by 13% year-on-year, according to provisional data published by the Spanish energy giant on Friday.

The renewables share in the company’s net electricity production was 39% in the period April-June 2019.

During the first half of the year, renewables produced 31,371 GWh of power for a 10.7% decrease, accounting for 41% of net production.

The second quarter saw the production from both large and mini hydro-power plants (HPPs) dropping by 34.9% and 29% on the year, respectively. The sharpest decline was registered in Spain where the production from large HPPs plunged by 63% as the country's lived through its sixth driest spring of the 21st century.

More data on Iberdrola’s global power production from renewables during the second quarter and the first half of 2019 can be seen below:

Source: Q1 2019 H1 2019
GWh Share in % y/y change in % GWh Share in % y/y change in %
Onshore wind 8,801 24 1.5 18,611 25 -6.9
Offshore wind 382 1 18.5 1,024 1 40.6
Hydro 4,566 13 -34.9 10,790 14 -21.8
Mini hydro 173 0 -29.0 366 0 -9.2
Solar and other 330 1 164.4 580 1 193.6
Total renewables: 14,252 39 -13.0 31,371 41 -10.7

The Iberdrola group had 30,362 MW of installed renewable energy capacity worldwide at the end of June 2019 compared to 29,479 MW a year earlier.

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