Spain produces 37.3% of power from renewables in Sept

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October 2 (Renewables Now) - Renewables accounted for 37.3% of the total power generated in Spain in September, grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) said in the latest estimates report.

In January through September, output from renewables increased by 16.3% compared to the same period in 2019, while the share in the total generation reached 43.1%.

With 3,894 GWh generated in September, wind farms were the largest source of renewable power, but their output came at 0% year-on-year.

Solar power generation rose by 71.6% on the year to 1,476 GWh.

Production details are available in the table:

Technology: September 2020 share: Estimated production in GWh: Y/Y change:
Wind 18.2% 3,894 0.0%
Hydro 7.9% 1,688 37.8%
Solar PV 6.9% 1,476 71.6%
Solar CSP 2.2% 473 3.9%
Nuclear 22.8% 4,884 -2.2%
Cogeneration 11.4% 2,436 3.4%
Combined cycle 23.5% 5,037 -12.3%
Coal 1.7% 365 -46.6%

Spain’s demand for electricity declined by 3.3% year-on-year to an estimated 20,598 GWh.

Demand in the mainland went down by 2.4% to 19,459 GWh. On the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, demand dropped by 29.2% and by 7.3% on the year, respectively.

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