In 2017

Electricity production increased by 0.8% compared with the previous year

In 2017, the electricity production, estimated from the data on the distribution of electric energy provided by the Electricity Company of Madeira, increased by 0.8% compared with the previous year.

Breaking down the data by source it should be highlighted that, compared to 2016, the electricity generated by hydropower decreased by 26.0%. This decline was compensated by the growth in production through other sources, mainly by thermal power (+3.6%) and solid waste (+33.9%). Thermal power represented 72.0% of the total production in 2017 (70.1% in 2016). It should also be mentioned that the production of thermal power based on natural gas represented 17.4% of the total production mix, having increased by 24.9% from 2016.

The 2.7% year-on-year growth in the 4th quarter of 2017 contributed to the aforementioned increase in the electricity production of that year.

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DREM releases more data about the energy sector for the year 2016

DREM also publishes today on its website data for 2016 compiled by the Directorate-General for Energy and Geology (DGEG) concerning the consumption of electric energy and the number of consumers of electric energy in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.