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|
|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.