Demand for electrical energy falls 2.8% in November

The demand for electrical energy on the Spanish peninsula in the month of November, after having factored in the seasonal and working patterns, dropped 2.8% with respect to the same month last year. Gross demand was 20,166 GWh, 1.8% lower than that registered in November 2011.

In the first eleven months of the year, after having factored in the seasonal and working patterns, consumption was 1.7% below that registered last year. Gross electricity demand in this period was 230,864 GWh, 0.9% less than the same period in 2011. 

Blue line: gross demand.
Red line: demand.

In November, wind power production reached 4,582 GWh, an increase of 20.9% compared with the same period last year, and represented 21.7% of the total production.

Similarly, in November the generation originating from renewable energy sources represented 35.3% of the total production, a figure higher than that recorded in November 2011, which was 31.6%.

52.5% of electricity generation during the month was obtained using technologies which produce zero CO2 emissions.

Generation mix in the month of November 2012

Generation mix from January to November 2012