Wind parks produce nearly a quarter of Spain's power in 5-mo

Wind park in Abla, Spain. Author: JJ Merelo. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.

June 4 (Renewables Now) - Wind farms produced 24.1% of Spain’s power in the first five months of 2018, more than any other energy source, while nuclear power plants came second with a share of 20.8%.

Total of 46.4% of the country’s electricity in the period came from renewable energy sources, according to provisional statistics released Thursday by grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE).

The table below shows the share of the main energy sources in Spain in May and in the five months.

Source (Share in %) May 2018 5-mo 2018
Wind 17.2 24.1
Nuclear 19.7 20.8
Hydro 18.2 16.5
Cogeneration 12.8 11.4
Coal 11.9 11
Combined-cycle gas 10.3 8.3
Solar (PV & CSP) 6.8 4.2

In May, wind farms produced 3,257 GWh or 5.3% less than a year ago, while total demand in Spain stood at 20,044 GWh. Demand in the five months reached 106,121 GWh.

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