Portugal's renewable energy facilities fulfilled a substantial 67% of the nation's power requirements in the month of October, as reported by the national grid operator, Redes Energeticas Nacionais (REN), last week. This remarkable accomplishment is attributed to exceptionally favorable conditions for both hydropower and wind power generation.
Wind energy, in particular, achieved a new historical high, contributing significantly to this achievement by supplying 4,843 MW to the local grid during the month of October, with a daily production of 108 GWh.
REN's data reveals that conventional energy sources accounted for only 17% of Portugal's electricity consumption in the past month, with imports making up the remaining 16%.
Year to date, renewables have played a vital role in meeting 56% of the country's power needs. Within this renewable energy mix, wind energy constituted 24%, hydropower contributed 18%, solar photovoltaic provided 8%, and biomass supplied 6%. Portugal's continued progress in renewable energy underscores its commitment to a sustainable and environmentally responsible energy future.