For the first time in at least 40 years, Portugal generated more renewable energy than it needed
Most of the energy came from wind and hydroelectric power
- April 16, 2018 18:45
- Olya Georgieva
Renewable energy delivered more than 100% of Portugal’s energy in March. For the first time in at least 40 years, the country produced more clean power than it could use. These data, besides indicating a historical milestone in the Portuguese electricity sector, demonstrate that renewable energy can be relied upon as a secure and viable source with which to completely meet the country’s electricity demands.
Their coal power stations are planned to close in the future with fossil fuels becoming obsolete in the country. It is expected that by 2040 the production of renewable electricity will be able to guarantee, in a cost-effective way, the total annual electricity consumption of mainland Portugal.
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