Wind power generated 18.2% of electricity in Spain in May

Renewable energies generated 37.7% of electricity in Spain in May 2017. Wind power 18.2%, solar thermal 3.4% and photovoltaic solar power 4.6%.

 Generation of the month of May of 2017

Peninsular demand for electricity in May is estimated at 20,155 GWh, 2.1% higher than in the same month of the previous year. If we take into account the effects of the calendar and the temperatures, the peninsular demand for electrical energy has not changed with respect to May 2016.

In the first five months of the year, the demand for electricity from the Iberian peninsula is estimated at 103,228 GWh, 0.2% less than in 2016.

Generation from January to May 2017

Once the influence of the calendar and temperatures has been corrected, the demand for electrical energy has increased by 0.8% compared to the previous year.

Wind production in May reached 3,440 GWh, 11.8% lower than in the same month last year, accounting for 18.2% of total production.

In May, with the information estimated at 31, generation from renewable energy sources represented 37.7% of production.

59.5% of electricity production this month came from technologies that do not emit CO2.