The demand for electrical energy on the Spanish peninsula reached 20,817 GWh in the month of June, representing a drop of 0.2% with respect to the same month in 2010. Gross demand rose 1.3%, due to warmer temperatures than those registered in June last year.
In the first half of the year, electricity consumption was 128,183 GWh, which was 0.4% up on the same period in 2010. Gross demand during this period fell 0.7% in comparison to the same period last year.
Evolution of demand growth
Blue line: gross demand.
Red line: demand.
In the month of June, energy production obtained from wind power was 2,877 GWh, registering an increase of 11.8% when compared to the same period last year. This figure represented 13.4% of the total production for the month.
During this month generation coming from renewable energy sources reached 29.7% of the total production, compared to 33.5% in June 2010. In the first six months of this year, the production of renewable energy represented 36.6% of the total production, whilst in the same period last year this was 40%.
In addition, 50.5% of the electricity generation during the month came from technologies which produce zero CO2 emissions.
Generation mix in the month of June
Generation mix January to June 2011