According to information released by REN - Redes Energéticas Nacionais, “electricity consumption in Portugal increased by 7.2% in July, compared to the same period last year, driven by temperatures above normal values ​” .

At the same time, “on the 13th, a Wednesday, there was the highest daily consumption ever recorded in Portugal in the summer period, 163.5 GWh [gigawatts-hour], exceeding the previous maximum, recorded in 2010”.

According to the same data, “with correction for the effects of temperature and the number of working days, there was a year-on-year monthly growth of 4.9%”, indicated REN.

According to the company, “in the first seven months of the year, consumption grew, compared to the same period of the previous year, 3.5%, or 3.3% with temperature correction and working days”.