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Renewable power share in Spain at 48.6% in 7-mo 2016

The Hinojal wind farm. Source: Fersa Energias Renovables SA.

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
Nuclear 22.8% 23.9%
Wind 22.5% 16%
Hydro 19% 10.6%
Cogeneration 10.3% 10.3%
Coal 9.5% 17.1%
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.

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