In the first nine months of 2018

Electricity production decreased by 0.1% year-on-year

In the first nine months of 2018, the electricity production, estimated from the data of electricity distribution provided by the Madeira Electricity Company (EEM), decreased by 0.1% year-on-year.

Breaking down the data by source it should be highlighted that the electricity generated by thermal power and photovoltaics decreased by 3.8% and 5.7% respectively, compared to the same period of 2017. This decline was compensated by the growth in production through other sources, mainly by wind (+29.0%) and hydropower (+14.5%). Thermal power represented 68.4% of the total production in the first nine months of 2018 (71.0% in the same period of the previous year), which means renewable energy accounted for 31.6% of the energy distributed in the first three quarters of 2018.

In the 3rd quarter 2018, the distribution of electric energy declined by 1.8% from the year-ago quarter.

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