According to REN, "renewable production supplied 68% of electricity consumption in the first half of the year", split between hydroelectric (32%), wind (26%), biomass (7%) and photovoltaic (3%).
Renewable production supplied 68% of electricity consumption in Portugal in the first half of the year, split between hydroelectric (32%), wind (26%), biomass (7%) and photovoltaic (3%), while non-renewable production supplied 29%, REN announced today.
According to data from REN – Redes Energéticas Nacionais, “renewable production supplied 68% of electricity consumption in the first half of the year, split between hydroelectric power, with 32%, wind power, with 26%, biomass, with 7% and photovoltaic power, which for the first time reached peaks above 800 MW [megawatts], with 3%.
Non-renewable production supplied 29% of consumption, split between natural gas, with 27%, and coal, with 2%, and the remaining 3% corresponded to imported energy.
In the first half of the year, the hydroelectricity productivity index was 1.11, and the wind power productivity index was 0.97, both with a historical average equal to 1.
In June, electricity consumption grew by 6.7%, or 7.1%, with correction for temperature effects and the number of working days, compared to the same month last year.
At the end of the six-month period under review, there was a recovery trend compared to the previous year, with a year-on-year growth of 3.2%, or 3.4%, with a correction for temperature and working days. However, there was a 2% drop compared to the same period of 2019.
According to REN, in June, both hydro and wind generation recorded conditions close to the average regime, with producibility indices of 0.96 and 0.99, respectively, both with a historical average equal to 1.
That month, renewable generation supplied 49% of consumption, non-renewable generation supplied 43% and imported the remaining 8%.
There was a “strong recovery” in the natural gas market compared to the same period the previous year, with a monthly variation of 18%, split between 11% in the conventional segment and 29% in the electricity generation segment.
According to REN, at the end of the first half, despite a 3.3% drop in consumption for electricity production, there was a positive year-on-year change of 5.1%, driven by the 8.9% growth in the conventional segment.
Compared to 2019, the recorded drop was only 0.6%.