Spanish electricity the 'cheapest in EU'

CHEAP: The low levels of electricity prices were in part down to the use of renewables such as wind CHEAP: The low levels of electricity prices were in part down to the use of renewables such as wind Shutterstock

THE price of electricity on the Spanish wholesale market is the lowest in the European Union for the sixth time in recent weeks, according to data.

The pool price, the technical term for wholesale electricity, stood at an average daily price of €31.03 per megawatt hour. Only Portugal had a price as cheap, according to the Iberian market Omie.

The figure is lower than that of Britain, €56 per MWh, France, €36.30, Germany, €37, Italy, €59. Spain’s price has been the lowest in the EU for several days recently.

The fall in electricity prices in the country is largely down to the use of renewable energy, according to reports.

The amount of power generated by wind stood at 6,937 gigawatt hours, around 62.7 per cent more than at the same time last year.

Wind power’s share of the total electricity generated was 32.9 per cent. Coal’s share was 5.4 per cent.

Joe Gerrard

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Comments (5)

  1. Saya Sendiri

If Spain has one of the lowest prices for wholesale electricity, why has it one of the highest for consumers?

 
  1. Amanda Kenny

That's the wholesale price. How come the customer pays so much? Spanish electricity prices are outrageous.

 
  1. Ed Felson

Iberdrola control electricity prices & own most Solar fields,(& they bought Scottish Power) They need to show a good figure to their share holders ;-)

 
  1. Lionel Andrews

Wind power is up in production but why is there not more solar power in Spain. There is no shortage of sun.

 
  1. Bernardo Pereira

Misleading title since Portugal's electricity is even cheaper, and unlike Spain, is exempt from future nuclear decommissioning costs.

 
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