January 18 (Renewables Now) - Renewable energy accounted for 38.5% of Spain’s total power mix in 2018, including islands and North African territories, up from 32.2% a year ago, Spanish grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) said in its latest report.
The increase came after a strong push by hydropower.
Nuclear power was again the number one source of electricity, despite wind power dethroning it six times over the year and two months in a row. December was one such month with wind power accounting for slightly more than one-fifth of the total production, followed closely by nuclear power with a share of 19.8%.
Details on Spain’s power mix for December and the whole of 2018 are given in the table below. The figures provided cover the entire national territory of the Kingdom of Spain as presented by REE.
|Share in %||2018||December 2018|
|Combined-cycle natural gas||11.5||14.8|
|Solar CSP & PV||4.7||2.5|