The demand for electrical energy on the Spanish peninsula in the month of August, after having factored in the seasonal and working patterns, fell 1.6% with respect to the same month last year. Gross demand was 21,536 GWh, 0.2% higher than that registered in August 2011.
In the first eight months of the year, after having factored in the seasonal and working patterns, consumption was 1.5% below that registered last year. Gross electricity demand in this period was 171,129 GWh, 0.1% less than the same period 2011.
Blue line: gross demand.
Red line: demand.
In August, wind power production reached 3,121 GWh, an increase of 15.6% compared with the same period last year, and represented 13.9% of the total production. This month the generation originating from renewable energy sources represented 27.7% of the total production, a figure higher than that recorded in August 2011, which was 25.5%.
Also, 50.4% of electricity generation during the month was obtained using technologies which produce zero CO2 emissions
Generation mix in the month of August
Generation mix from January to August 2012