Spain Hits 'Historic' Record of 50% of Power from Renewables

Jan 5, 2024 11:53 AM ET
  • Spain made history in 2023: 50.4% of its electricity came from renewables, led by wind & solar. With ambitious goals, the government is pledging a 74% renewables mix by 2030.
Spain Hits 'Historic' Record of 50% of Power from Renewables

In 2023, Spain reached a historic record of generating electricity from renewable sources, with 50.4 percent of the overall national energy mix coming from renewables. Wind was the leading source of energy for the second year running, generating 63,000 GWh, or 23.3 percent of the total electricity generated. Solar power installations generated 37,000 GWh of power, or 14 percent of the overall total. Meanwhile, nuclear-generated electricity remained stable, accounting for 20.3 percent, and gas-generated power fell seven points to 17.2 percent. This achievement is thanks to major investments into huge projects involving solar installations and wind farms. Spain is now one of the leaders in Europe in terms of renewable power capacity, and the government of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has pledged to increase it to 74 percent by 2030.

What Record Has Spain Achieved in Renewable Energy in 2023?

  • Spain has become a leader in Europe in terms of renewable power capacity, and the government of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has pledged to increase it to 74 percent by 2030.
  • Wind was the leading source of energy in 2023, generating 63,000 GWh, or 23.3 percent of the total electricity generated.
  • Solar power installations generated 37,000 GWh of power, or 14 percent of the overall total.
  • Nuclear-generated electricity remained stable, accounting for 20.3 percent.
  • Gas-generated power fell seven points to 17.2 percent.
  • Through investments in huge projects involving solar installations and wind farms, Spain achieved a historic record of generating electricity from renewable sources in 2023, with 50.4 percent of the overall national energy mix coming from renewables.
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