The impact of the downgrade and the consequent increase in economic activity have been reflected in the increase in national electricity consumption. According to data from the Spanish Electric Power Company, demand has increased from 17,003 GWh in April last year to 18,366 GWh in May, which is a historic decline.
This electricity demand Corresponds to May 2020, which is the second full month after the COVID-19 alert status is lowered, and the total is 18.366 GWh, Based on the latest estimates Red Spanish Country (REE).
This figure is still 13.1% lower than last May (if the calendar and temperature are taken into account, it is 13.6%), but in any case, it is already higher than the demand for full moon cakes in April.fall 17.003 GWh, A decrease of 17.8% from the same month in 2019.
This increase is related to Downgrade measures Confinement orders stop drugs that have started after the pandemic. Once health conditions improve, economic activity will resume and the demand for electricity will increase.
Overall, in the first five months of 2020, its value is estimated to be 101,010 GWh, a decrease of 7.8% from 2019. In this case, once the effects of calendar and temperature are corrected, demand will be reduced by 7%, which is 7% lower than in 2019. Registered in the same period of the previous year.
More than half of renewable energy
In May, according to current estimates, renewable energy generation accounted for 52.5% of production. Specifically, wind Contributed 21.9%, Hydraulic system 15.6% and solar 12.6%.
Power generation structure in May 2020. /REE
May this year was the third month with the highest renewable energy generation rate in the past decade, second only to the renewable energy generation in February 2014 (55.7%) and March 2018 (54.7%).
Taking into account nuclear energy and other energy sources, 70.8% of the electricity generated in May can be considered to come from technologies that do not emit carbon dioxide.2 pcs equal.
In the same week, Red Eléctrica was also published CO2 emissions report Related to power generation in Spain, which explains the method used to perform the calculations, reportedly the number of tons of carbon dioxide2 pcs equal Reduced by 30 million In the past five years.
Historic autumn in April
According to another report by the Observatory for Sustainable Development, the drop in electricity demand in April “constituted the largest historical monthly decline observed since statistics and the lowest in the past 20 years.” Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 42% is energy-related, which is also the lowest level since 1990.
The fact that the technicians of the Citizens’ Association considers a landmark is that that month The maximum daily penetration limit of renewable energy is 70.9%, And the contribution of more than 7 hours will exceed 70%, “confirming the stability and manageability of the network in this case.”
The report also pointed out that the low price during delivery did not affect delivery. Consumer bill. The origin price in April fell 56.6% year-on-year, but it was not reflected in the user’s final receipt.