Renewable energy sources (wind energy, PV and Concentrated Solar Power) generated 42.8% of Spain’s total power for 2014

Renewable energy sources generated 42.8% of Spain’s total power for 2014, data by local grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) showed Tuesday.

Wind energy output fell 6.1% year-on-year, still contributing 20.4% of the country’s total output.


The hydroelectric plants in Spain accounted for another 15.4%, while the solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) parks generated 3.1% and 2%, respectively. Biomass facilities produced 1.9%.

Gross electricity demand in mainland Spain for 2014 went down 1.2% to 243.486 GWh, while in calendar and temperature adjusted terms demand decreased 0.2%.

The country’s total installed capacity as at December 31 is estimated to stand at 102,259 MW, 22.3% of which is wind farms.