The demand for electrical energy decreases 1.1% in April

The demand for electrical energy on the Spanish peninsula was 19,272 GWh in the month of April, representing a drop of 1.1% compared to the same month in 2010. Gross demand in April fell 3.7%, due mainly to the Easter week holiday period and temperatures which were slightly milder than those registered in April last year.

In the first four months of the year electricity consumption reached 87,036 GWh, 0.5% higher than the same period last year. Gross demand in this four-month period dropped 1.3% when compared to the same period in 2010.

Evolution of demand growth 

Blue line: gross demand.
Red line: demand.

Monthly production of wind energy
April recorded a wind energy production of 3,265 GWh, representing an increase of 26.8% with respect to the same period last year and accounting for 16.9% of the total production.

During this month, energy generation coming from renewable sources reached 39.9% of the total production, compared to 40.1% in April 2010. In the first four months of the year, production of renewable energy represented 39% of the total production, whereas during the same period last year this was 39.9%.

In addition, 60.7% of electricity generation during the month was produced by technologies which do not emit CO2.

Generation in the month of April

Generation from January to April 2011