Portugal “burned” for 4 days in a row only RES

    For four consecutive days, Portugal was supplied with electric power exclusively from Renewable Energy Sources, namely wind…
    energy, photovoltaic and hydroelectric power plants.
    The data for the energy milestone of the country of the Iberian presented by the Portuguese agency ZERO, in collaboration with the Portuguese Association of Renewable Energy (ARPEN) show that the demand for electricity was fully covered by RES by the 06.45 in the morning of Saturday 7 May until 05.45 next Wednesday, May 11, in a streak of 107 hours.
    The historic achievement of the Portuguese comes a few days after the announcement of Germany that covered 95% of its needs with RENEWABLES on Sunday, May 15. During that day, created surpluses of electricity, which is sold in negative values, is commonly rejected, in neighbouring countries.
    A few days earlier, on 9 June 2015, the wind farms in Denmark, not only covered the needs of the country’s electricity, but produced and surplus is also exported to neighbouring Norway, Sweden and Germany.
    The evolution in Portugal “is an important success for a european country, but what seems extraordinary today, in a few years will be a common phenomenon in Europe,” commented the Guardian, James Watson, ceo of SolarPower Europe. The process of energy transition is gaining momentum and the record as this will continue to break in the whole of Europe,” he predicted.
    Equally optimistic were the estimates of the Oliver Joy, spokesman for the vector Wind Europe: “With the right policies, wind power could cover a quarter of Europe’s energy needs [in electricity] in the next 15 years,” he said.
    In accordance with the ARPEN, 2015 renewable energy sources accounted for 48% of electricity demand in Portugal. In the same year, wind energy covered 42% of the needs of the Danish, 20% Spain, 13% Germany and 11% in Britain.
    From 2013 to 2016 in Portugal, settled 550 wind Megawatts with the stakeholders of the industry to turn their eyes to the export potential of wind energy both in Europe and in other countries.