Renewables bring 40.4% of Spain's power in November 2018

Wind turbine at Almeriques wind farm in Spain. Author: Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.

December 3 (Renewables Now) - The share of renewables in Spanish power was 40.4% in the 11 months through November 2018, followed by 21.6% for nuclear power plants (NPPs) and 11.7% for cogeneration.

According to grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE), wind farms produced 19.7% of the country’s power in the period. Solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal power plants accounted for 3.1% and 1.9%, respectively.

In November alone, wind was the main electricity source in Spain with a share of 21.6%. Wind turbines supplied 4,578 GWh for the month, an increase of 15.7% year-on-year. Nuclear energy came second with a power share of 18.1%.

The share of renewables in November in Spain was 35.4%.

Power demand in peninsular Spain stood at 232,337 GWh in the 11 months and 20,939 GWh in November.

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