Windpower production in Portugal on 23 January reached a daily record, of 101.9 GWh, compared to the previous maximum of 99.6 GWh seen on 11 March 2018.
Windpower production in Portugal on 23 January reached a daily record, of 101.9 GWh, compared to the previous maximum of 99.6 GWh seen on 11 March 2018, grid operator Redes Energéticas Nacionais reported on.
In a statement, REN said that “verified windpower production corresponded to 61% of daily consumption (167 GWh-gigawatts per hour), placing Portugal ahead of Europe in the share of energy from this source,” About 13% (24 GWh) of the country’s windpower was exported to Spain.
The day also saw a record in Spain, with windpower output totalling 367,697 MWh, up 0.6% on the previous historical high, and representing 43.2% of daily consumption, REN said.
According to REN, 5,150 MW in windpower capacity is installed in Portugal, on average supplying about 25% of national consumption.
In 2018, renewable output supplied 52% of national consumption, with wind and hydroelectric plants each accounting for 23%, biomass 5% and photovoltaic 1.5%.