Wind, solar farms produce over 16% of Italy’s 9-mo power

October 21 (Renewables Now) – Wind and solar parks in Italy produced 35 TWh of electricity in the first nine months of 2019, which was equal to 16.25% of net power production and 14.5% of total demand for the period.

Non-hydro renewables met roughly 21.7% of demand in January-December 2019, show statistics by power grid operator Terna SpA (BIT:TRN). A year earlier, their share was 20.4%. In September alone, non-hydro renewables produced enough to meet 20.15% of demand.

The table below contains details of power generation by different energy sources in Italy in the period under review.

Output in GWh Sep 2019 Sep 2018 9-mo 2019 9-mo 2018
Hydro 3,595 3,397 34,815 38,368
Thermal 16,504 16,918 141,545 135,364
– of which biomass 1,412 1,461 13,146 13,237
Geothermal 496 464 4,280 4,265
Wind 1,173 946 14,356 12,572
Solar PV 2,321 2,351 20,687 19,435
Total net generation 24,062 24,076 215,683 210,004
Total demand 26,665 26,994 241,936 242,247

Terna’s full report is available at https://download.terna.it/terna/Rapporto_Mensile_Settembre%202019_8d753c28b48c66f.pdf.

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