SPAIN RENEWABLES ELECTRICITY 59%
RN - March 2 - Renewables in Spain produced 58.9% of the nation’s electricity in February, Spanish grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) said in the latest estimates report.
Except on February 4 when it dropped to 44.5%, the share of renewables in the total daily power production stayed above 50% throughout the month and twice reached 68.4%, REE said.
In January, the renewables share was estimated at 52.3%.
The boost was led by wind farms, which increased production by 48.6% year-on-year to 6,346 GWh.
A snapshot of the February power mix is presented below:
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Spain’s demand for electricity dropped by 3.5% on the year to 20,254 GWh. The drop is more pronounced, -5.2%, when taking into account calendar effects, temperatures and 2020 being a leap year, REE said.
In mainland Spain, the demand was estimated at 19,276 GWh, 2.8% lower compared to February 2020.
Demand for power on the Balearic Islands fell by 10.4% to some 361,279 MWh, while on the Canary Islands, REE puts the demand at 584,289 MWh, down by 17.2% on the year.