Electricity production from renewable energy sources rises by 7.1% through February and exceeds 55% of the total

Madrid, 03 (Servemedia)

Spain produced 25,095 gigawatt-hours of electricity using renewable energies between January and February 2024, 7.1% more than at this point in 2023, bringing its contribution to the energy mix to 55.2%, 3.8 points above the level a year ago when it was 51.4. %.

According to data extracted by Servimedia from Red Electrica statistics, at the same time gas generation decreased by 24.3% compared to the previous year and its share fell to 11.8%, that is, 3.7 points lower than the 15.5% recorded in the same period of 2023.

The technology has produced 5,358 GWh so far this year, making it the fourth-largest contributing technology behind wind, nuclear and hydropower, after leading the energy mix in 2022.

Among renewable energy sources, the share of wind energy rose to 27.7%, 1.1 points higher than a year ago. Wind turbines produced 12,592 gigawatt hours, an increase of 3.8% from last year.

For its part, the production of photovoltaic cells contributed 4,408 gigawatts per hour, an increase of 13.1% compared to 2023, bringing its contribution by 1.2 points to 9.7%.

Among the renewable energy sources, there is also an increase in hydraulic production, which recorded an increase of 12.9%, producing 7,138 gigawatts per hour. Thus, its contribution increased to 15.7%, compared to 13.9% a year ago.

Among conventional sources, its production decreased slightly but its contribution from nuclear power increased, rising from 21.2% last year to 21.3% so far in 2024, producing 9,673 GWh, 0.1% less.

Another source that has increased its participation is cogeneration, which has contributed 6.8% of the power generated so far in 2024, an increase of 0.4 points from the previous year. Its production reached 3,093 gigawatt-hours, an increase of 5.5%.

Finally, the contribution of coal-fired thermal power plants has also declined very significantly, going from 1.5% of the total at this point in 2023 to 1% this year. These plants produced 476 GWh, 32.3% less than the previous year.

(Servemedia)03-MAR-2024 11:49 AM (GMT +1)JBM/mmr

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