The Portuguese electricity generation park has undergone a paradigm shift with regard to the origin of the main sources of supply in the past two decades. As of 2005, there was a gradual increase in the installed renewable power, with the power generation park now having 56% more installed power than that verified that year. In turn, since 2011 the installed fossil power has been showing a reduction that will be even more evident in 2021 with the deactivation of the Sines plant.
Evolution of the Installed Capacity of the Different Sources of Electricity Generation in Portugal between 2000 and 2016
Source: DGEG, APREN’s analysis