Renewables cover 28.5% of Italy's power demand in 2015

Italy's energy mix in 2015. Source: Terna SpA (www.terna.it).

January 22 (SeeNews) - Italy's renewable power plants produced enough power in 2015 to meet about 28.5% of the country’s electricity demand, according to data by power grid operator Terna SpA (BIT:TRN).

Excluding hydropower, the share of wind, solar and geothermal energy sources was 14.3%. Meanwhile, thermal power plants produced 56.8% of Italy’s power. More details are available in the table.

(figures in TWh) 2015 2014
Electricity demand 315.2 310.5
Hydro output 44.75 59.6
Solar PV output 24.7 21.8
Wind power output 14.6 15.1
Geothermal power output 5.8 5.6

In December alone, Italy’s solar, wind and geothermal power plants produced enough to meet over 8.1 % of the country’s electricity needs.

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