October 2 (Renewables Now) - Italy’s non-hydro renewable power output for the first eight months of 2018 met 20.6% of the country’s electricity demand, the same level as in the first seven months, shows data by power grid operator Terna SpA (BIT:TRN).
In the same period of 2017, the share of renewables was a bit over 21%.
When hydropower is added to the calculation, the total renewables share for January-August 2018 reaches almost 37%. The share of thermal power plants was 49.5%. More details are available in the table.
|(figures in TWh)||August 2018||Jan- August 2018||Jan- August 2017|
In August alone, Italy’s renewable energy-based power plants produced enough to meet close to 36% of demand.