Production

Since the beginning of the year, renewable energy sources have represented 56.6% of the electricity production mix in mainland Portugal, corresponding to the production of 6 954 GWh, for a total of 11 881 GWh.

During the first quarter of 2019, renewable energy sources accounted for 6,954 GWh of electricity, for a total production of 11,881 GWh. There was a significant decrease of 26% compared to the same period of last year (9 382 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.