Spain installed 96 MW of new wind power capacity in 2017. After the government’s energy reform, only 164 MW have been installed in the last four years. For this reason, the Spanish wind manufacturing sector has been forced to export almost 100% of its products.
Land-based wind power capacity increased 96 MW to 23,092 MW in 2017. Wind-based electricity generation was responsible for 47.70 TWh/yr, representing 18.2% of total electricity generation. Wind-based electrical generation increased 1.7%, becoming the second largest source of electricity generation in Spain.