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Energy consumption in 2011 remained highly linked to the rhythm of economic evolution, having increased by 0.1%.

According to some statistical sources, 2011 was the hottest year since statistical information became available. That is why energy demand for heating was below normal levels.

Little rain was recorded for the year which meant that electricity produced through hydro-generation decreased -28%, in favour of coal-produced electricity, reaching a 16.4% share, and the installed capacity increase of solar thermal and photovoltaic energy. As a result, the generated thermal gap narrowed further for combined cycles, which were used 25% on average.

In August, the Spanish Government approved the draft of the document for the 2012–2020 Gas and Electricity Sectors Plan. This document corroborates the economic situation and the decrease in demand, forecasting a decrease in energy consumption, total installed capacity, combined cycle installed capacity, gross electricity production and combined cycle production. Only the installed capacity of renewable energy is placed at up to 55,210 MW.

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Annual Report 2010
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