The Gecama wind farm in Spain. Image by: Enlight Renewable Energy.
Renewables accounted for 37.2% of Spain’s total electricity production in September, slightly up from 37% in August, according to the latest data released by Spanish grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE).
The nation’s demand for electricity fell by 2.7% year-on-year to estimated 20,427 GWh in September. Adjusted for temperatures and labour patterns, demand decreased by 3.5%, REE said.
Spain’s hydro power production remained low in September due to the lack of precipitation, while combined-cycle gas plants continued to generate about a third of the country’s power.
Wind and solar farms increased production compared to September 2021, as can be seen from the table below:
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