Spain’s wind power plants generated 26% of the country’s power in the first four months of 2016, shows a report by grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) released today.
According to provisional data to April 29, power demand in peninsular Spain for January-April grew by 0.5% on the year to 83,796 GWh. Renewables accounted for 51.6% of the electricity produced in the country.
Share in April generation
Share in Jan-Apr 2016
Combined-cycle natural gas
In April alone, wind parks generated 4,301 GWh, while peninsular demand stood at 83,796 GWh.
Wind power plants remain the single largest source of generation in Spain, with an installed capacity of about 23 GW at the end of 2015.