Production

Until the end of July of 2018, the renewable energy sources generated 18 982 GWh, which accounts for 58 % of the total electricity generted in Mainland Portugal, 32 933 GWh.

Mainland Portugal's electricity generation mix continues to show a large share of fossil fuels, natural gas and coal, reaching on average 2 TWh per month. A value that was not reduced in the past years.

This high value of fossil origin is responsible for the average emission of 1.4 million tons of CO2 per month, which translate into a high environmental impact for Portugal, and comprises average monthly financial burdens with imports of around 60 million euros. These financial burdens with imports were further aggravated in recent months by the increase of the price of natural gas and coal in the international market.

From January until June of 2018, renewable energy sources accounted for 38.6 % (161 GWh) of the overall electricity production of the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

From January until June, renewable energy sources accounted for 41.3 % (158 GWh) of the overall electricity production of the Autonomous Region of Azores.

The increase use of renewable endogenous sources in renewable electricity generation has been changing the Portuguese electricity production mix and has been playing an increasingly active role in the supply of the Portuguese Electricity needs.