The positive result was due to the very favourable conditions for hydropower and wind power production. Wind alone had a new historical high delivering 4,843 MW to the local grid in October as well as a daily production of 108 GWh.
According to REN's data, conventional energy sources comprised 17% of the Iberian country's electricity consumption last month, with imports accounting for the remaining 16%.
Since the beginning of the year, renewables have satisfied 56% of the Portuguese power needs. Wind energy contributed 24%, hydropower 18%, solar photovoltaic (PV) 8%, and biomass 6%.