25 January 2019

Daily wind production hits all-time high in Portugal

The National Electric System recorded, on 23 January, its all-time maximum daily wind production of 101.9 GWh, above the previous high of 99.6 GWh from 11 March 2018. 
Wind production amounted to 61% of the daily consumption (167 GWh), putting Portugal ahead of Europe in this energy source's share.  Around 13% (24 GWh) of the national production was exported. This was also a record day in Spain, with wind production reaching 367,697 MWh, an increase of 0.6% over the previous all-time high, accounting for 43.2% of the daily consumption in Spain.  
Currently, there are 5,150 MW installed in the wind farms, which, on average, supply about 25% of the domestic consumption. 
In 2018, renewable production supplied 52% of domestic consumption, plus net exports, broken down into wind power and hydropower, both with 23%, biomass with 5% and photovoltaics with 1.5%.


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