According to data released by Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN), while electricity consumption slowed by 0.3% in September – something that “has not happened since January of this year” – the productivity indices associated with renewable energies “were all favourable” when compared to the historical average equal to 1. According to the data, the production of hydroelectric energy was the one that increased the most, reaching 1.24 last month. The production of wind energy settled at 1.23 and solar production at 1.06.
With regard to photovoltaic production, REN notes that it “maintains very significant growth, close to 50%” related to the increase in installed power, with peaks above 1,300 megawatts (MW).
All in all, renewable production was responsible for supplying 44% of consumption in Portugal, while non-renewable production represented 35% of the total. The remaining 21% corresponded to imported energy, explains REN.