Spain has recorded history by producing more than half of its electricity from renewable sources in 2023, the national power grid officially announced.
The renewable sources like wind and solar power mainly contributed to this achievement for the second consecutive year.
According to the Red Electrica Espanola (REE) data, the power generated from renewable sources reached nearly 135,000 GWh last year. This means the number is 50.4 percent of the total national energy mix.
Issuing a statement, REE said that Spain has crossed the 50 percent mark for renewable electricity for the first time. With this, Spain has also positioned itself as one of the major players in Europe for renewable power capacity.
As per data, “wind power generated 63,000 GWh, or 23.3 percent of the total electricity, while solar power generated 37,000 GWh, or 14 percent of the total electricity.”
Beatriz Corredor, the head of REE's parent company, Redeia, was quoted in a statement, “The impressive figures are irrefutable proof that the green transition is advancing steadily in Spain.”
It comes at a time when the Spanish government has pledged to raise the share of renewable energy to 74 percent of Spain's total electricity production by 2030.
For this, the government has launched and supported several large-scale projects in terms of solar installations and wind farms with significant investments.