On October 17, wind power accounted for 69% of the country’s electricity consumption and generated 108 gigawatt-hours (GWh), a new record high, the agency said. REN.
Second REN – Redes Energéticas NacionaisThe previous maximum was recorded on January 16 this year and was equal to 106.3 GWh.
“Checking the production structure that day, it can be seen that production from renewable sources provided 92% of daily consumption, amounting to a total of 146 GWh,” REN emphasized in a statement.
Additionally, on October 17 at 2:30 a.m., wind energy production reached a new peak of 4,843 megawatts (MW), surpassing the previous record of 4,785 MW reached on March 3, 2022.
On average, wind power accounts for about 25% of national electricity consumption, according to REN.
Last week, the national system remained without gas-based electricity generation for three days (from the 18th to the 20th).
Source: The Portugal News