The demand for electrical energy grows 1.3% in January

The demand for electrical energy on the Spanish peninsula was 23,642 GWh in the month of January, representing a growth of 1.3% with respect to the same month in 2010. The gross growth in demand was 0.2% due to noticeably warmer temperatures than those registered in January last year.

Evolution of demand growth

Blue line: gross demand.
Red line: demand.

Renewable production reaches nearly 40%
During the month of January electrical energy production obtained from renewable energies reached 39.9% of the total electricity production, a figure similar to that registered in the same period in 2010. Although the production obtained from wind power during this month represented 16.5%, 2.6% less than in January 2010, generation obtained from hydroelectric stations reached 22.5%, one of the highest percentages registered in recent months.

In addition, 58.9% of January’s electricity generation was produced by technologies which do not produce CO2 emissions.

Generation mix in the month of January