Monday, January 13, 2014

Wind Power Tops Spain’s Electricity Source in 2013

Aerial view of a wind farm in Spain. (Credit: Click to enlarge.
Red Eléctrica de España (REE) released a preliminary report on the country's power system late last month, revealing that for "the first time ever, [wind power] contributed most to the annual electricity demand coverage."  According to the figures, wind turbines met 21.1 percent of electricity demand on the Spanish peninsula, narrowly beating the region's fleet of nuclear reactors, which provided 21 percent of power.

In total, wind farms are estimated to have generated 53,926 gigawatt hours of electricity, up 12 percent on 2012, while high levels of rainfall meant hydroelectric power output was 16 percent higher than the historical average, climbing to 32,205GWh.

Wind Power Tops Spain’s Electricity Source in 2013

No comments:

Post a Comment