Spain powered by 30% renewables in July, 33% in June


Renewable energy powered just shy of 30% of Spain’s electricity requirements in July, slightly down from the impressive 33.3% in June.

The 29.8% figure is according to best estimates by Spanish grid operator Red Eléctrica de España (REE).

Wind power was the largest contributor to renewables in the country, topping 3,330GWh – an increase of 29.3% year-on-year.

€385 million in financing by the European Investment Bank has just been granted for the construction of a further 21 wind farms in the country.

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National demand for electricity was up 1.4% year-on-year for the first seven months of 2019, with July figures topping 24,283GWh, up by 2.6% compared to the same time last year.

Generation from renewable sources accounted for 30.7% of total demand, over the period January-end July, with wind generating just shy of half of the country’s total demand, at 14.2%, according to REE estimates.