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Non-hydro renewables keep 20.6% share in Italy's 8-mo power

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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
Electricity demand 26.5 215.2 214.6
Hydro 4.3 35 27.5
Biomass 1.5 11.8 11.9
Solar PV 2.7 17.1 18.3
Wind power 0.75 11.6 11.2
Geothermal power 0.48 3.8 3.9

In August alone, Italy’s renewable energy-based power plants produced enough to meet close to 36% of demand.

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Svilena is the latest addition to the Renewables Now team. Based in Italy, she will be focusing on the local market and on the rise of energy storage, e-mobility and mini grids globally.

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