Spain's renewable power share at 52.2% in Jan-May 2016

The Hinojal wind farm. Source: Fersa Energias Renovables SA.

May 31 (SeeNews) - Renewable energy sources accounted for 52.2% of Spain’s power generation in the five months to May 31, according to a report by grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE).

In May alone, renewables reached a 55.1% share. Wind was responsible for 20.6%, generating 3,939 GW in total, or 17.9% less than a year earlier.

Share (in %) 5-mo 2016 May 2016
Wind 24.9 20.6
Nuclear 22.2 20.4
Hydro 21.3 26.2
Cogeneration 10.1 10.9
Coal-fired plants 7.7 5.2
Combined-cycle natural gas 7 7.5
Solar 4.4 6.8

Peninsular Spain’s total demand in the five months stood at 103,355 GW, unchanged from a year ago. May demand was 19,634 GWh.

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