During the first quarter of 2018, renewable electricity in Mainland Portugal accounted for 62 % (9,382 GWh) of the production (consumption + net exports).

The analysis of the renewable electricity generation, by source, within the context of the last two years displays a sharp rise in renewable electricity production during march and a reduction of the use of non-renewable power plants.

The increase use of renewable endogenous sources in renewable electricity generation has been changing the Portuguese electricity production mix and has been playing an increasingly active role in the supply of the Portuguese Electricity needs.