Between January and May of 2014, renewables were responsible for 82% of the electricity consumed in Continental Portugal
Alqueva is one of the big dams that, at this point of the year, most contributes to the production of energy / EDP.
According to the Renewable Energies Association, until May 2014, renewables supplied 82% of the electricity consumed in Portugal.
Dams were the main source, supplying over 40% of the energy consumption, followed by other renewables with also a 40% share.
Wind maintains an important contribution (28.4%) followed by biomass (biogas and urban solid waste) with 5.2%, small hydro accounting for 4.4% and solar, that keeps increasing share of production and represents 0.9% of consumption.