More than half of the electricity generated in Portugal in the first eight months of the year came from renewable sources, placing Portugal once again as the fourth country in Europe with the highest incorporation of renewables in electricity generation, behind Norway, Austria and Denmark, which obtained 99.3%, 80.5% and 77.2% of their electricity, respectively, from renewable sources.
According to the renewable electricity bulletin prepared by the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association (APREN), 27,822 gigawatts/hour (GWh) of electricity were generated in Portugal from January to August 2022, of which 54.6% were from renewable sources.
In the month of August, 3,169 GWh of electricity were generated, of which 46.8% came from renewable sources — 10.4% less compared to August 2021. This drop, explains APREN, results from the “decrease in the hydraulicity index, which resulted in a sharp decrease in water production”.
“It should also be noted that water production and the maximum percentage of storage in dams reached minimum values compared to the same period in the last 10 years, which contributed to an increase in production from fossil sources”, informs the report. In August, the incorporation of fossil fuels (natural gas) in electricity generation was 49.7%, while between January and August 2022, this value was situated at 40.6%.
When does the population see any benefits from this? Or is this only for marketing purposes?
By K from Other on 12 Sep 2022, 21:13
My EDP bills said that in the 1st Qtr, 58.86% was generated by GAS and in the 2nd quarter 57.96%.
Either EDP or APREN must be wrong.
By Michael Pass from Algarve on 13 Sep 2022, 16:38
The report gives no indication of energy produced by gas and oil from the other countries. So the headline figures once again are misleading.
By David Clark from UK on 03 Oct 2022, 11:12