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05.03.2019

Peninsular electricity demand falls 5.2% in February

  • After factoring in the influence of seasonal and working patterns, the peninsular demand for the month was 2% lower than in the same month last year.
  • Technologies that produce zero CO2 emissions generated 62.7% of the total production on the Spanish peninsula.

Demand for electrical energy on the Spanish peninsula in the month of February has been estimated at 20,174 GWh, a value 5.2% lower than that registered in the same month last year. Even after having factored in the influence of seasonal and working patterns, electrical energy demand fell by 2% compared to February 2018.

In the first two months of 2019, the demand for electricity on the Spanish peninsula is estimated at 43,426 GWh, 1% less than in the same period in 2017. After factoring in the influence of seasonal and working patterns, the demand for electricity was 0.7% less than in the same period last year.

 

With information available as at the time of this press release, wind energy generation in February reached 3,619 GWh, 21.9% less than in the same period last year, and represented 18.5% of total production.

During the month of February and according to estimated data, generation coming from renewable energy sources represented 37.6% of the total production.

62.7% of electricity generation produced during the month was obtained using technologies which produce zero CO2 emissions.

Generation mix in the month of February 2019

Generation mix January to February 2019