August 1 (SeeNews) - Renewable energy sources produced 48.6% of Spain’s power in January-July 2016, according to provisional data as of July 29.
Nuclear power plants were the number-one source of electricity with a 22.8% share, closely followed by wind parks with 22.5%, shows a report by grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE). More details are available in the table.
|Source||Share in 7-mo 2016||Share in July|
|Combined-cycle natural gas||8%||11.2%|
|Solar PV and CSP||5.4%||8%|
Wind farms produced 3,241 GW between July 1 and July 29, 2016, up by 17.3% year-on-year.
Peninsular Spain’s total power demand for the month was 22,272 GWh, while in the first seven of the year it amounted to 145,902 GWh.
According to a recent report by El Economista, the Spanish government is preparing a new renewable energy auction of around 2 GW of solar and 1 GW of wind power before year-end.