Production

From January to August 2018, renewable energy sources (RES) have played a leading role in the electricity production of Continental Portugal, contributing with 55.3% to the total electricity generated (37,451 GWh).

The figure shows a reduction in the wind power production in September, which is very typical during this period that is generally characterized by a reduced wind producibility index (0,61).

 

On the other hand, the contribution of fossil fuel technologies in the electricity production profile has been increasing in recent months, mostly due to the export trend of mainland Portugal.

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 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.