Spain's renewable power plants produced 49.9% of the country's electricity in the 29 days of May to Friday, grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) said in its monthly report.
Wind power output rose 20.8% year-on-year to 4,662 GWh, with a 25% share of total power. Hydroelectric plants generated 14.9%, while solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) parks represented 4.5% and 3.6%, respectively. The share of all mentioned sources grew in comparison to April.
Gross power demand in mainland Spain increased by 2.1% year-on-year to 18,607 GWh, while in calendar- and temperature-adjusted terms it went down by 0.6%. In the first five months of 2015, gross demand reached 102,020 GWh, up 1.7% on the year, and with a 0.6% increase in adjusted terms.
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