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29.02.2016

The demand for electrical energy falls 0.5% in February

The demand for electrical energy on the Spanish peninsula in the month of February is estimated at 20,516 GWh, a value 0.5% less than that registered in the same month last year. After factoring in the seasonal and working patterns, electrical energy demand on the peninsula fell 1% with regard to February 2015.

In the first two months of the year, demand for electrical energy on the Spanish peninsula is estimated at 42.442 GWh, down 2.6% on the same period in 2015. After having factored in the seasonal and working patterns, demand for electrical energy was 1.9% lower than in the same period last year.

Generation coming from wind power in February totaled 6,091 GWh, a value 2.4% higher than the same period last year, and represented 30.2% of total production.

On 12 February, a new all-time high was reached for daily wind power energy in the peninsular electricity system, with a value of 367,641 MWh. This new record represents an increase of 2.77% above the previous record set on 30 January 2015, which was 357,641 MWh.

In the month of February, using provisional data available at 29 February, generation coming from renewable energy sources represented 54.6% of production.

74.2% of electricity generation during the month was obtained using technologies which produce zero CO2 emissions.

Generation mix in the month of February 2016

Generation mix January to February 2016

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