September 12 (Renewables Now) - Italy’s wind, solar, biomass and geothermal power plants met over 20.6% of the country’s electricity demand in the first seven months of 2018, shows data by power grid operator Terna SpA (BIT:TRN).
When hydropower is added to the calculation, the total renewables share reaches almost 37%. The share of thermal power plants was near 49% and imports accounted for 16%. More details are available in the table.
|(figures in TWh)||July 2018||Jan- July 2018||Jan- July 2017|
In July alone, Italy’s renewable energy-based power plants produced enough to meet close to 37% of demand. Their combined output increased by 4.5% from July 2017.