Portugal Produced 103% of Its Energy From Renewables in March
But the country still depends on fossil fuels to avoid blackouts.
Portugal generated 103% of its electricity demands from renewable energy for the month of March, further establishing the country as a pioneer in the field, according to the nation’s transmission system operator, REN, Quartz reports.
For two 70-hour time spans during the month, all electricity was supplied by renewables, primarily from wind turbines and hydropower. The rest of the month’s energy came predominantly from renewables with fossil fuels filling in supply gaps.
With these breakthroughs, Portugal is approaching its goal of generating 60% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020,
Demonstration of a wind turbine during the project meeting in Sweden