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31.08.2016

The demand for electrical energy increased 2.6% in August

The demand for electrical energy on the Spanish peninsula in the month of August is estimated at 21,429 GWh, a value 2.6% up on that registered in the same month last year. After factoring in the seasonal and working patterns, electrical energy demand on the Spanish peninsula increased 0.1% compared to August 2015.

In the first eight months of the year, demand for electrical energy on the Spanish peninsula is estimated at 167,133 GWh, down 0.5% on the same period in 2015. After having factored in the seasonal and working patterns, demand for electrical energy was 0.4% lower than in the same period last year.

In August the generation coming from wind power reached 3,630 GWh, a value 12.2% higher than the same period last year, and represented 17.6% of total production.

In the month of August, using provisional data available at 31 August, generation coming from renewable energy sources represented 37.1% of production.

62.1% of electricity generation during the month was obtained using technologies which produce zero CO2 emissions.

 

Generation mix in the month of August 2016

Generation mix January to August 2016

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