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31.05.2011

The demand for electrical energy grows 0.2% in May

The demand for electrical energy on the Spanish peninsula reached 20,236 GWh in the month of May, representing a growth of 0.2% with respect to the same month in 2010. Gross demand fell 0.5%, due to milder temperatures than those registered in May last year.

In the first five months of the year, electricity consumption was 107,237 GWh, up 0.1% on the same period in 2010. Gross demand during this period fell 1.2% in comparison to the same period of the previous year.

Evolution of demand growth

Blue line: gross demand.
Red line: demand.

In the month of May, production of energy originating from wind power was 2,952 GWh, registering a drop of 16.1% when compared to the same period last year and it represented 14.7% of the total production.

During this month generation coming from renewable energy sources reached 34.4% of the total production, compared to 40.4% in May 2010. In the first five months of the year, the production of renewable energy represented 37.9% of the total production, whilst in the same period last year this was 41.3%.

In addition, 50.7% of electricity generation during the month came from technologies do not emit CO2.

Generation in the month of May


Generation in the month of May