Data from Spain’s Red Electrica (REE) explained perfectly why renewables are getting constant attacks by the companies. In the first six months of the year, renewable have assumed about 40% of electricity production. The data is particularly relevant compared to 2009, when it reached only 28.8%.
The REE publishes monthly information on the electricity demand, renewables are still hogging limelight. During the month of June this demand amounted to 20 415 GWh in the Peninsula, representing growth of 3.7% over the same month of 2009, and 0.2% growth in crude demand.
In the first six months of the year, electricity consumption has been of 129 034 GWh, 3.7% more than the same period last year, and 4.2% gross.
During the month of June, the generation from renewable energy sources reached 34.5% of total production. In addition, 55% of electricity generation of the month has been produced by technologies that do not emit CO2.
In the first six months of production with renewable energy sources has represented 40% of total production, compared to 28.8% in 2009. In this half of 2010, wind generation was 16.4% and 21.2% water, while in the same period last year, wind power production was 13.4% and 13% hydro .