Renewables add 50.7% to Spanish electrical energy grid in May

Jun 7, 2021 08:14 PM ET
  • Solar PV power systems contributed to 11.4% of Spain's power mix last month, establishing a brand-new record for regular monthly manufacturing, according to brand-new information from grid operator Red Eléctrica de España.
Renewables add 50.7% to Spanish electrical energy grid in May

The business claimed that just over half (50.7%) of the nation's power generation in May came from renewable resource sources. This, it stated, was driven by wind power, which was in charge of near to a quarter (23.4%) of power production for the month.

Solar PV systems saw a considerable enter need last month, the grid driver claimed, supplying 2,332 GWh of electrical power and rising by 42.4% contrasted to the very same duration last year. Solar PV generation peaked on 29 May, according to the driver's regular monthly data report, producing 89GWh of power and also adding to 14.7% of the day's overall electrical power mix.

Solar's share of the electrical power supply has increased considerably as brand-new utility-scale properties have actually come online this year. Developers Enel Green Power, Ellomay Capital and also Encavis all completed projects at the start of 2021, collectively bringing 600MW of PV ability to Spain's grid.

Total electrical energy demand for may was also up 11.1% compared with last year, and also 12.5% after considering just how functioning patterns have actually transformed compared with 2020. However, electrical power need is down 3% compared to May 2019, before COVID-19 travel limitations considerably impacted power usage throughout the nation.

Solar is set to become extra crucial in Spain's power mix over the following decade after the federal government consisted of a target of 39.2 GW of set up PV capacity in the nation's nationwide energy and climate plan (NECP). In addition to being house to among Europe's a lot of prolific power purchase arrangement (PPA) markets, the country's solar industry obtained a second boost after a new public auction device was introduced that may bring 10GW of PV ability online in the next 4 years.

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