Renewables accounted for 50.7% of Spain’s total electricity production in October, up from 42.1% a month earlier, thanks to a sharp rise in wind power output, according to preliminary figures released by the Spanish grid operator, Red Electrica de Espana (REE).
Renewables generated 10,609 GWh of electricity in October, marking an increase of 25.5% year-on-year.
On October 20, Spain’s renewables share reached 70.5%, propelled by wind power generators. It was the highest ever renewables share in the total daily electricity production, REE said. That record was broken on November 2, when the renewables share in the daily power mix surged to 73.3%, according to the grid operator.
The wind energy share of Spain’s total power mix averaged 28.1%, ahead of combined-cycle gas turbine plants and nuclear power. The nation’s wind farms generated 5,888 GWh in October, a improvement from 3,600 GWh a month ago.
On October 26, wind power accounted for 54% of all electricity produced in Spain on that day, recording its highest share in the daily generation mix, REE added.
The share of solar photovoltaic plants was 12.3% in the overall October mix, down from 16% in September.
Details for major power producing technologies in Spain follow in the table below:
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Spain’s demand for electricity was estimated at 19,806 GWh in October, up by 2.5% annually in gross terms. Adjusted for the effects of working hours and temperatures, demand rose by 1.3% year-on-year.