Monday, wind power generation has set a new record with 19,588 megawatts (MW), according to data from Red Eléctrica de España (REE). To be more exact, this new level is 3.76% higher than the previous maximum of 18,879 MW, registered just over a year ago, on December 12, 2019.
Thanks to this contribution from the wind in the Iberian Peninsula, driven by the front associated with the Bella storm, 83% of the energy demand registered in the peninsular electricity system at that time has been covered with renewable energy.
According to the data published by the network operator in its last balance sheet until December 27, wind power has generated 6,188 gigawatt-hours (GWh) in the peninsular electricity system in December, which is 18.8% more than in the same 2019 period. Wind energy production represents a share of 31.4% of the monthly energy accumulated until yesterday.
Also until December 27, renewable technologies have generated a total of 10,042 GWh in December, which represents more than half of the energy demand.
In Spain, this year's renewable production, which represents 45.3% of the total in the peninsular electricity system, has increased by 12.6% from January 1 to December 27 compared to the same period of the previous year. In this period, more than a fifth of the electricity generated had its origin in the wind.