Renewables supply 51% of electricity in 2019

in News · 07-02-2020 01:00:00 · 1 Comments

The production of electricity from renewable sources supplied 51 percent of national consumption in 2019, with wind power representing 27 percent, the highest share ever.

Photovoltaic solar energy was, according to REN, the source that grew the most last year, having exceeded for the first time the value of a terawatt-hour (TWh) of annual production.
The hydroelectric production index stood at 0.81 (below the average of 1) in 2019, with the last two months of the year improving dam production. In December, the production index reached 1.77.
In turn, the wind production index registered 1.05 in 2019, and 1.13 in December.

“The combination of these factors allowed a period of 131 consecutive hours, the longest ever, with renewable production exceeding consumption,” said REN.
Thus, in December 2019, all renewable production supplied 76 percent of national consumption (including export balance) and non-renewable production the remaining 24 percent.
The balance of trade with foreign countries relating to renewables was exporting (more was sold to Spain than was bought) and “was particularly high” in the last month of the year, equivalent to 19 percent of national consumption.


It would be very interesting as well to inform the reader about the cost per kWh for the consumer, the number of birds and bats killed and the destination of hazardous waste produced?

By Tony Fernandes from Other on 08-02-2020 10:51
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