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In the first quarter, Portugal's renewable energy power generation accounted for about 80% of the total electricity

Apr. 13, 2021

According to data from the Portuguese Association of Renewable Energy (APREN), in the first three months of this year, renewable energy power plants in mainland Portugal produced 11,338 GWh, accounting for 79.5% of the total power generation.

In the first quarter of this year, the total power generation in mainland Portugal reached 14,262 GWh, a year-on-year increase of 3.3%.

Wind farms provide 28% of the electricity for mainland Portugal, surpassing the sum of all fossil fuel technologies, making it the main non-hydroelectric green energy source.

Followed by biomass energy accounted for 5.6%, solar photovoltaic accounted for 2%.

According to APREN data, in the first quarter of 2020, renewable energy accounted for 69.9% of total production, with an output of 9,631 GWh.

In March 2021 alone, renewable energy generated 78.4% of the power generation in mainland Portugal, or 3334 GWh. The total output of fossil fuels and renewable energy was 4,252 GWh, an increase of 3.5% from March 2020.