In 2020, there were no new wind farms installed in Portugal. However, additional capacity was added to existing wind farms and corresponded, in total, to 41 MW. In this sense, by the end of 2020, 5,478 MW was operating in the country, corresponding to 38% of the national total renewable operational capacity. The wind-based electrical energy in 2020 was 12.36 TWh meeting 25% of the country’s electricity demand.
Considering the overall renewable power capacity installed in Portugal, the electricity production in 2020 reached 64% of the national consumption, a small decrease when compared to the previous year. On 25 October 2020 between 03:00 to 08:15h, continental Portugal met 100% of its electricity needs with wind energy during several periods. The instantaneous electricity demand met by wind energy during this period was 105%.
Please review Portugal’s chapter in the 2020 Annual Report.