Renewables generated 43.9% of Spain’s electricity in June, a drop from 52.5% recorded in May.
Wind farms produced 3,366 GWh, up 2.4% on the year, making them the biggest generators of renewable power last month.
Production from solar photovoltaic (PV) parks spiked 92% year-on-year to 1,792 GWh, according to the latest preliminary figures released by Spanish grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE).
A snapshot of Spain’s power mix in June is presented below:
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Spain’s state of emergency introduced on March 15 to limit the circulation of the coronavirus disease COVID-19 ended on June 21. During this time, the nation’s demand for electricity decreased by 13.3% compared to the same period in 2019, REE said.
In June, the national demand was estimated at 19,442 GWh, down by 8.5% year-on-year.
Estimated demand on the Spanish mainland reached 18,437 GWh, lower by 7.7% compared to June 2019. Emission-free technologies generated 65.7% of the peninsula’s power, with renewables contributing 45.2% to the total mix.
Demand on the Balearic Islands plummeted by 33.3% year-on-year to an estimated 360,001 MWh. Combined cycle power plant were the main source of electricity on the islands, accounting for 72.3% of the total production. Renewables and emission-free plants represented 10.2% of the local power mix.
Electricity demand on the Canary Islands came at 611,688 MWh, down 14.4% in annual terms. The top generators were combined cycle power plants, making up 43.6% of the mix. Renewables and emission-free technologies produced 21.3% of electricity on the archipelago.
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