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30.04.2013
New all-time record for renewable energy with 54% of production

Demand for electrical energy drops 2.6% in April

The demand for electrical energy on the Spanish peninsula in April, after having factored in the seasonal and working patterns, dropped 2.6% with respect to the same month last year. Gross demand was 19,396 GWh, 0.3% higher than in April 2012.

In the first four months of the year, and after having factored in the seasonal and working patterns, consumption was 3.3% below the figure registered last year. The demand for electrical energy in this period was 83,966 GWh, 3.3% less than the same period in 2012. 

 

Blue line: % gross demand.
Red line: % demand.

In the month of April, power generation from renewable energy sources reached an all-time record representing 54% of production. The previous record of 51.8% had been registered last month. In this month, 73.9% of electricity generation was obtained using technologies which produce zero CO2 emissions.

Generation mix in the month of April 2013

 

Generation mix from January to April 2013