Production

Since the beginning of the year, renewable energy sources (RES) have contributed to a significant share in the electricity production mix, which has translated in 53,1% of the overall electricity production (55 133 GWh). 

The results reflect a significant increase in the renewable production compared to 2017, largely due to the months of March and April, which were characterized by a far above average hydroelectric productivity.

From January until June of 2018, renewable energy sources accounted for 38.6 % (161 GWh) of the overall electricity production of the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

From January until June, renewable energy sources accounted for 41.3 % (158 GWh) of the overall electricity production of the Autonomous Region of Azores.

The greater use of Portuguese endogenous and renewable resources for the production of electricity has altered the composition of the electricity production mix in Portugal and has, consecutively, played an increasingly important role in the satisfaction of consumption.