The comparison between the demand for electricity and the gross domestic product (GDP) provides information on the electricity consumption required to reach a level of economic activity.
From January to June, renewable energies covered 50.7% of the generation on the Spanish peninsula and 73.4% was obtained using technologies that produce zero CO2 emissions.
Red Eléctrica’s Department of Statistics and Information has been publishing the daily electricity balance reports over the last 20 years.
In 2015, electricity consumption recovered a positive growth rate that had not been seen since 2010. Moreover, the Peninsula-Balearic electricity link has enabled 23% of the demand on the Balearic Islands to be covered.
At 4:50 am on 21 November, wind power energy covered 70.4% of the peninsular electricity demand.
Between January and September, renewable energy has covered 38.6% of the net production on the Spanish peninsula and 58.6% was obtained using technologies which produce zero CO2 emissions.