Power

Spanish coal-fired generation doubled to 20TWh in H117

Spanish net power generation increased to 20.9TWh in June, up 9.5% m-o-m and up 4.4% y-o-y. This is mostly due to rise in coal- and gas-fired generation. Coal-fired power generation increased to 4.3TWh, up 20.3% m-o-m and up 108.8% y-o-y; while gas-fired generation reached the highest level for June since 2011 at 3.2TWh, up 102.7% m-o-m and up 71.2% y-o-y.

On the other hand, hydroelectric generation declined to 1.7TWh, down 16.4% m-o-m and down 45.7% y-o-y. Water levels at Spanish reservoirs stood at only 39% of total capacity on the 30th June.  Generation from other sources also declined to 7.3TWh, down 2.7% m-o-m and down 0.2% y-o-y. This includes wind generation, which declined to 3.2TWh, down 8.2% m-o-m and down 2.7% y-o-y. Solar generation totalled 0.85TWh, up 34.2% m-o-m but still was 1.7% lower y-o-y. Generation from biomass, waste and other renewable sources totalled 3.3TWh, down 4.1% m-o-m but still was 2.8% higher y-o-y.

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Spanish net power generation declined to 123.1TWh in H117, down 0.6% y-o-y. This is mostly due to fall in hydroelectric generation to 13TWh, down 52.2% y-o-y. Generation from other renewables declined to 48.2TWh, down 3.4% y-o-y. Solar generation peaked up slightly by just 0.6% y-o-y to 3.8TWh. However, generation from biomass, waster and others increased to 19.3TWh, up 14.8% y-o-y.

Coal- and gas-fired generation increased to 20TWh and 11.9TWh respectively, up 102.2% y-o-y and up 33.8% y-o-y.

Nuclear power generation declined to 4.1TWh, down 2.2% m-o-m and down 15.8% y-o-y. Despite that, nuclear power output increased to 28.4TWh, up 3.4% y-o-y.