Demand for electrical energy drops 3.7% in October

In the month of October, electrical energy demand on the Spanish peninsula was 20,222 GWh, representing a fall of 3.7% with respect to October 2010. Gross demand, that is, without factoring in the effects of seasonal and working patterns, showed a reduction of 0.9% during this period.

In the first ten months this year, electricity consumption reached 213,079 GWh, which represents a decrease of 0.5% with respect to the same period in 2010. Gross demand between January and October this year was 1% down on that of last year.

Blue line: gross demand.
Red line: demand.

During October, energy production obtained from renewable energy sources represented 27.4% of the total, 2.3 percentage points down on that of the same month in 2010. In the first ten months of the year, renewable energy generation represented 32.1% of the total, whilst in the same period last year the figure was 35.1%.

In October, energy produced by wind power was 3,092 GWh, down 21.1% on the figure for the same month last year, and represented 15% of the total production.

In the month of October, 47.2% of electricity production came from technologies which produce zero CO2 emissions.

Generation mix in the month of October

Generation mix January to October 2011