Production

During the first five months of 2018, renewable electricity in Mainland Portugal accounted for 64.2 % (15,172 GWh) of the production (consumption + net exports).

The analysis of the renewable electricity generation, by source, within the context of the last two years displays a reduction in the renewable electricity production during May and an increase of the use of non-renewable power plants.

From January until April of 2018, renewable energy sources accounted for 41,6 % (115.1 GWh) of the overall electricity production of the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

From january until april, renewable energy sources accounted for 44,6 % (111,3 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.