Demand for electrical energy increases 1.4% in May

The demand for electrical energy on the Spanish peninsula in the month of May, after having factored in the seasonal and working patterns, grew 1.4% with respect to the same month last year. Gross demand for the month was 19,340 GWh, a value 0.6% below the figure for May 2013.

In the first five months of the year, and after having factored in the seasonal and working patterns, consumption was 0.2% higher than last year. The net demand for electrical energy in this period stood at 101,324 GWh, 1.9% less than the same period in 2013.

Blue line: % gross demand.  Red line: % demand.

Production coming from wind power during the month reached 3,997 GWh, up 8.3% on the same period last year, and represented 20.8% of the total production.

In the month of May, generation coming from renewable energy sources reached 45.1% of production.

65% of electricity generation during the month was obtained using technologies which produce zero CO2 emissions.

Generation mix in the month of May 2014

Generation mix January to May 2014


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