October 6 (Renewables Now) - Italy’s wind, solar, biomass and geothermal power plants met over 20.45% of the country’s electricity demand in the first nine months of 2018, shows data by power grid operator Terna SpA (BIT:TRN).
This compares to a share of 21% in the same period of 2017, when solar parks produced more power, while demand was slightly lower.
When hydropower is added to the calculation, the total renewables share for January-September 2018 reaches 36.3%. The share of thermal power plants was a bit over 50%. More details are available in the table.
|(figures in TWh)||September 2018||Jan- Sept 2018||Jan- Sept 2017|
In September alone, Italy’s renewable energy-based power plants produced enough to meet 32% of demand. Their share decreased by 2 percentage points from September 2017.