Production

Since the beginning of the year, renewable energy sources have represented 56.04% of the electricity production mix in mainland Portugal, corresponding to the production of 4 688 GWh, for a total of 8,361 GWh.

The renewable production in the first two months of the year was slightly higher (by 2.5%) than in the same period last year (4 574 GWh).

From January until December of 2018, renewable energy sources accounted for 31.1% of the overall electricity production of the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

From January until December 2018, renewable energy sources accounted for 39% of the overall electricity production of the Autonomous Region of Azores.

The greater use of Portuguese endogenous and renewable resources for the production of electricity has altered the composition of the electricity production mix in Portugal and has, consecutively, played an increasingly important role in the satisfaction of consumption.