The demand for electrical energy on the Spanish peninsula in March, after having factored in the seasonal and working patterns, dropped 2% with respect to the same month last year. Gross demand was 21,205 GWh, 0.7% lower than in the same month in 2012.
In the first quarter of the year, and after having factored in the seasonal and working patterns, consumption was 3.7% below that registered last year. The demand for electrical energy in this period was 64,400 GWh, 4.6% less than the same period in 2012.
Blue line: % gross demand.
Red line: % demand.
In the month of March, wind power production reached 5,463 GWh, an increase of 60.6% compared to the same period last year, and represented 27.7% of total production.
Similarly, generation from renewable energy sources in March represented 51.1%, a higher figure than that registered in the same period 2012, which was 28.8%.
72.2% of electricity generation during the month was obtained using technologies which produce zero CO2 emissions.
Generation mix in the month of March 2013
Generation mix from January to March 2013
* Month end with data estimated as at 27 March.