April 30 (Renewables Now) - Wind farms produced more than a quarter of Spain’s power in the first four months of 2018, while the overall share of renewables arrived at 47.1%.
Wind turbines were the number-one source of electricity in the period, followed by nuclear power plants with a share of 21.1%. This is according to provisional statistics released today by grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE).
In April alone, wind farms generated 4,439 GWh, up by 6.3% on the year. According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Spain had 23.2 GW of wind parks installed at end-2017.
The table below shows how much of Spain’s power came from the main energy sources in the country.
|Source (Share in %)||4-mo 2018||April 2018|
Power demand in peninsular Spain stood at 85,906 GWh in January-April, and at 19,902 GWh in April alone.