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Advance official data showed that total energy consumption in Spain in 2010 grew around 0.5%. This evolution contrasts with the 8% drop noted in the demand for energy in 2009.

In 2010, there was an increase in installed power from renewable energies, although the rate of growth was lower given the legislation introduced in 2009. 

Electricity generation from renewable energies has experienced a notable growth.  For instance, throughout 2009 the combination of hydraulic and wind power amounted to a production of approximately 60,000 GWh. Said figure had already been accounted for by the end of the third quarter of 2010, and stood at 80,657 GWh at the end of the year.

Furthermore, in the central hours of the day, especially during the summer, the electric system was receiving approximately 3,000 MWh of electricity from photovoltaic systems

The conclusions of the Subcommission for the analysis of the energy strategy for the coming 25 years put forward that, by the year 2020, renewable energy sources should account for 20.8% of the final energy consumption, exceeding the objective established by the European Commission for Spain by 0.8 points.
Annual Report 2010
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