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Spain's renewable power share at 47.2% in Jan-Aug 2016

Wind farm in Spain. Author: Iker Merodio. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic

August 31 (SeeNews) - About 47.2% of Spain’s power in the first eight months of the year came from renewable energy sources, according to provisional data released today.

Nuclear power plants (NPPs) were the leading source of power generation with a 23.2% share, and wind parks came second with 21.8%, grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) said. The table contains more details of Spain’s power mix.

Source Share in Jan-Aug Share in August
Nuclear 23.2% 25%
Wind 21.8% 17.6%
Hydro 17.8% 9.8%
Coal 10.5% 16.4%
Cogeneration 10.1% 10.2%
Combined-cycle natural gas 8.2% 9.8%
Solar PV and CSP 5.8% 8.1%

In August, wind parks produced 3,630 GWh, or 12.2% more than a year ago. Peninsular Spain’s total power demand for the month was 21,429 GWh, while in the eight months it amounted to 167,133 GWh.

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