Spain's renewables produce 40.6% of power in Nov

The Tordesillas solar farm, Spain. Image by Baywa re (

December 1 (Renewables Now) - Power plants in Spain produced 40.6% of the nation’s electricity from renewable energy sources n November, Spanish grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) said in the latest estimates report.

In January through November, the share of renewables in the total production stood at 43.3%. Over the same period, renewable power generation levels rose by 13.4% year-on-year.

Production figures for major technologies are presented in the table below:

Technology: Share in November: Estimated production in GWh: Y/Y change:
Wind 21.1% 4,208 -43.6%
Solar PV 4.1% 812 54.5%
Solar CSP 0.6% 124 77.1%
Hydro 12.4% 2,481 -6.8%
Nuclear 23.3% 4,654 35.8%
Cogeneration 12% 2,403 -2.8%
Combined cycle 18.6% 3,725 -11.2%
Coal 1.8% 361 -46.7%

Spain’s demand for electricity fell by 5.5% year-on-year to an estimated 20,797 GWh. Across the mainland, demand was estimated at 19,738 GWh, down by 5.2% on the year. On the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, demand dropped by 11.7% and 9.8%, respectively.

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