In the month of August generation from renewable energy sources has represented 31% of production. By technologies, wind power production in August reached 3,275 GWh, 9.1% less than in the same month last year, accounting for 16.2% of total production, while the sources of generation have contributed during the month have been nuclear (25.2%) and combined cycles (17.4%). Coal covered 14.8%, cogeneration 10.5%, hydraulics 5.3%, solar photovoltaic 4% and concentrated solar thermal 3.6%.
So far this year, 23.3% of the generation came from nuclear power, 19.5% from wind power, 16.6% from coal, 11.9% from combined cycles, 11 , 3% of cogeneration, 8.6% of hydropower, 2,5% concentrated solar power and 3.5% of photovoltaic.
Peninsular demand for electricity in August is estimated at 21,780 GWh, 1.5% higher than in the same month of the previous year. If we take into account the effects of the calendar and the temperatures, the peninsular demand for electrical energy has increased by 1.6% compared to August 2016.
In the first eight months of the year, the demand for electricity in the Iberian peninsula is estimated at 169,205 GWh, 1.1% more than in 2016. Once the influence of the calendar and temperatures has been corrected, the demand for electricity has increased by one 1.4% compared to the previous year.
Wind power production in August reached 3,275 GWh, 9.1% lower than in the same month last year, accounting for 16.2% of total production. 55.9% of electricity production this month came from technologies that do not emit CO2.