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Wind brings a quarter of Spain's power in January

Image by REE (www.ree.es).

February 6 (Renewables Now) - Wind farms in Spain produced a quarter of the country’s power in January, more than any other source, grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) said Monday.

Wind power generation for the month grew by 12.7% year-on-year to 5,961 GWh. Its share in the mix arrived at 25.3%.

On January 23, Spain achieved a new daily record for wind with an output of 367.7 GWh.

In the first month of 2019, renewables accounted for 39% of all power generation. When nuclear power is added to the calculation, the share of low-carbon sources reaches 61%. The shares of power from combined-cycle natural gas and coal plants were 13.8% and 13.2%, respectively.

Demand for electricity in peninsular Spain in January inched up 3.4% year-on-year to 23,359 GWh.

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