According to the electrical system manager, non-renewable production supplied 17% of electricity consumption that month, while the remaining 16% corresponded to imported energy.

In October, electricity consumption increased by 3.1% (an increase of 2.1% after correcting for the effects of temperature and number of working days).

Hydroelectric power registered a producibility index of 1.75 (historical average of 1), which is the third highest value in REN's records for October (since 1971), while for wind power the value stabilized at 1.22.

Still in the wind sector, new historic highs were recorded that month in the power delivered to the grid (4,843 Megawatt) and in daily production (108 Gigawatt-hour).

In photovoltaics, on the contrary, the producibility index stood at 0.84.

In the period from January to October, the hydroelectric producibility index stood at 0.86, the wind producibility index at 1.00 and the solar producibility index at 1.02.

In the same period, renewable production supplied 56% of consumption, divided between wind with 24%, hydroelectric with 18%, photovoltaic with 8% and biomass with 6%.

Natural gas production supplied 21% of consumption while the remaining 23% corresponded to imported energy.

According to REN, in the first ten months of the year, consumption was practically in line with that recorded in the same period of the previous year, with a decrease of 0.1% (minus 0.2% with correction for temperature and working days).

In the natural gas market, the trend of reducing consumption continued, with a global year-on-year variation of -27% in October.

In the electricity market segment, conditioned by the high availability of renewable energy, a year-on-year variation of -50% was recorded, while in the conventional segment, which comprises the remaining customers, a negative year-on-year variation was also recorded again, with a drop of 6%.

From January to October, natural gas consumption recorded a year-on-year decline of 20%, with 39% less in the electricity production segment and 4.3% less in the conventional segment, the lowest global gas consumption since 2006.