The Cordel-Vidural, Capiechamartín and Panondres wind farms in Asturias. Image by Iberdrola (www.iberdrola.com)
April 4 (Renewables Now) - The renewables share in Spain’s total electricity production recovered to 45.4% in March after dipping to 39% a month earlier, according to the latest preliminary figures released by Spanish grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE).
Wind farms dominated the March power mix with a 28.5% share of the total, ahead of nuclear and combined cycle gas plants. The wind power output rose by 15.6% year-on-year to 6,479 GWh in March.
Production figures for major technologies are shown in the table:
Share in March:
Estimated production in GWh:
Spain’s demand for electricity was estimated at 21,487 GWh in March, down by 1.5% year-on-year.
On the Spanish mainland, demand was estimated at 20,292 GWh, which was lower by 2.1% compared to March 2021. On the Balearic Islands, demand rose by 7.6% year-on-year to 441,131 MWh, while demand in the Canary Islands system increased by 12.3% to 719,028 MWh.
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