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Spain / Nuclear Remained Leading Source Of Generation In 2019, Says Foro Nuclear

By David Dalton
9 January 2020

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Nuclear Remained Leading Source Of Generation In 2019, Says Foro Nuclear
The Vandellos nuclear station in Spain, where one unit has been shut down and one remains in operation.
Spain’s fleet of commercial nuclear power plants generated 21.43% of the country’s electricity in 2019, making it the leading source of generation, industry group Foro Nuclear said.

Quoting figures from grid operator Red Eléctrica de España, or REE, Foro Nuclear said Spain’s nuclear fleet accounted for 6.5% of installed power generation capacity but produced more electricity than any other energy technology.

The country’s seven nuclear plants produced 55.8 TWh net, 4.9% higher than in 2018. Nuclear operated for 90% of the time during 2019, the most of any energy type.

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