Renewables near 50% share in Spanish power for 9-mo 2021

The Valdesolar PV plant, Spain. Image by Repsol on Twitter (@RepsolWorldwide)

October 7 (Renewables Now) - Renewables accounted for 48.1% of Spain’s power mix in the first nine months of 2021 and wind was the number-one electricity generation source for the period.

Demand increased by 3.5% year-on-year, reaching 192,587 GWh in January-September, of which 182,129 GWh in peninsular Spain.

Wind power reached a share of 22.2% in the generation mix, followed by nuclear with 21.7%.

In the month of September, however, the picture was different. Combined-cycle generation and nuclear reached shares of 24% and 23.7%, while wind contributed just 15.4% of total power production. Wind farms in Spain produced 3,182 GWh last month, down by 21.5% from September 2020.

The table below contains details on the generation mix.

Energy source 9-mo 2021 share Sep 2021 share
Wind 22.2% 15.4%
Nuclear 21.7% 23.7%
Combined-cycle 14.9% 24%
Hydro 12.9% 6.8%
Cogeneration 10.2% 10.6%
Solar PV 8.7% 9.2%
Solar thermal 2.1% 2.2%

The share of renewables in September was 35.8%.

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