Renewable energy generated 104% of Portugal’s electricity consumption in March

For the first time in over 40 years, Portugal generated more renewable energy than needed. In March, energy from renewable sources, mostly wind and hydroelectric power, made up 103.6 % of mainland electricity consumption according to data from REN.

A report by the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association and the sustainability group ZERO said: “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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