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May's renewable energy production reached 38.9%

Demand for electrical energy grew 4.9%

The demand for electrical energy on the Spanish peninsula was 20,445 GWh in the month of May, representing an increase of 4.9% with respect to the same month in 2009. Factoring in the effects of seasonal and working patterns, the adjusted demand grew 3.2%.

In the first five months of the year, electricity consumption reached 108,445 GWh, a 4.9% increase on the same period last year. Adjusting the figure to take into account seasonal and working patterns, the demand for this period increased 3.4%.

Evolution of demand growth

Blue line: Demand
Red line: Adjusted demand

During the month of May, generation obtained from renewable sources, including hydroelectric, solar and wind power, accounted for 38.9% of the total production, compared to 29.9% in the same month last year, wind power generation represented 17% of the total production. In addition, 59.4% of electricity generation for the month was obtained from clean energy sources and, as such, without CO2 emissions.

In the first five months of the year, generation obtained from renewable energy sources represented 40% of the total production.

In the first months of this year, we have been net exporters of energy via the interconnections with our neighbouring countries, especially with France.

Demand coverage for May

*Negative values are due to being an exporter.

Generation structure January to May 2010