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Portuguese grid operator says renewables supplied 59% of nation’s electricity in 2020

The Portugal News:

More than half (59%) of the electricity consumed in 2020 in Portugal resulted from renewable production, especially hydroelectric and wind, both with about 25%, according to data from REN – Redes Energéticas Nacionais.

In a statement, REN, the company responsible for the global management of the national electricity and natural gas systems, added that biomass accounted for 7 percent of electricity consumed last year and photovoltaic production accounted for 2.6 percent.

REN’s figures also show that, in 2020, non-renewable production supplied 38 percent of electricity consumption, mainly with natural gas, while coal represented around 4 percent of consumption.

The balance of trade with foreign countries provided the remaining 3 percent of national consumption.

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