The demand for electrical energy on the Spanish peninsula in the month of January, after having factored in the seasonal and working patterns, grew 3.4% with respect to the same month last year. Gross demand for the month was 22,676 GWh, a value 2.8% higher than the figure for January 2014.
New all-time wind power records
On 29 January a new all-time record for instantaneous wind power energy was set, registering 17,553 MW at 7:27 pm, 2.9% more than the previous all-time record set on 6 February 2013, when 17,056 MW was registered.
In addition, another maximum was exceeded: the hourly wind power production reached 17,436 MWh between 7.00 pm and 8.00 pm, 3.1% more than the previous hourly high of 16,918 MWh, also set on 6 February 2013.
Production coming from wind power during this month (up to the 30th) reached 4,677GWh, 26.3% down on the same period last year, and represented 20.8% of the total production.
In the month of January, with data at the close of the 30th, generation coming from renewable energy sources reached 36.2% of production.
57% of electricity generation during the month was obtained using technologies which produce zero CO2 emissions.
Generation mix in the month of January 2015
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