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Photovoltaic solar generated 23.3% more electricity in September than in 2022


National electricity demand experienced a decrease of 2.4% in September compared to the same month of the previous year, once the effects of temperature and work hours were discounted. In gross terms, a demand of 19,670 GWh is estimated, 3.1% lower than that of September 2022.


In the accumulated amount of the year, Spain has registered a demand of 183,762 GWh, 4.1% less than in the same period of 2022. Again, once the effects of the calendar and temperatures are taken into account, demand decreases by 3.4% compared to the same period in 2022.


This September, renewables generated 42.1% of the total electricity in Spain, up to 8,778 GWh, according to data available today. On the one hand, wind energy has contributed to this, which has recorded a production of 3,600 GWh, representing 17.3% of the total mix.


Photovoltaic solar, for its part, has recorded 23.3% more GWh this September than in this same month of 2022 and has been responsible for 16% of the energy produced this month. In fact, in this month of September (on the 5th, specifically), the accumulated solar photovoltaic generation in 2023 exceeded that of the entire year 2022, which was 27,902 GWh.


On the other hand, 68.8% of the month's electricity production came from technologies that do not emit CO2 equivalent.


In the first nine months of 2023, renewable production has grown by 12.2% compared to the same period of the previous year.


Peninsular electricity demand


In the peninsular electricity system, demand in September was 2.6% lower than in September 2022, taking into account the effects of work and temperatures. In gross terms, a demand of 18,309 GWh has been registered, 3.4% less than in the same month of 2022.


In the first nine months of the year, peninsular demand has been 172,267 GWh, 4.3% less than that registered in 2022. Once the effects of work and temperatures are taken into account, demand decreases by 3.6 %.


Renewables as a whole generated 43.8% of the peninsular total in the month and 68% came from technologies that do not emit CO2 equivalent.


The demand for electrical energy in the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands

In September, in the Balearic Islands, electricity demand fell by 5.6% once the effects of work and temperatures were taken into account. In gross terms, monthly demand is estimated at 569,897 MWh, 4.2% lower than that registered in September 2022. In the first nine months of 2023, Balearic gross demand is estimated at 4,708,746 MWh, 2.2% less than in the same period of the previous year.


Regarding generation, the combined cycle, with 70.2% of the energy produced in the Balearic Islands, was the islands' first source in September. For its part, renewable energy without CO2 equivalent emissions generated in the Balearic community represents 10.3% of the total. Furthermore, during this month, the submarine link between the Peninsula and Mallorca contributed to covering 22.9% of the Balearic electricity demand.


For its part, in the Canary archipelago, the demand for electrical energy, once work schedules and temperatures are taken into account, has increased by 4.8% compared to the same month of the previous year. In gross terms, demand stood at 757,004 MWh, 4.5% higher. In the accumulated year 2023, the gross demand of the Canary Islands is estimated at 6,490,839 MWh, 1.8% more than in the same period of 2022.


Regarding electricity generation in the Canary Islands, the combined cycle, with 45.4% of the total, was the first source in the month of September, while renewables and emission-free technologies represented 18.3% of the production, with the contribution of wind power being 13.9%.

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