Renewables meet 34.2% of the electricity demand in Italy

In Italy, in the first ten months of 2013, renewable energy sources, having generated around 91 TWh of electricity, accounted for around 39% of net national electricity production and meeting 34.2% of demand. Data published by Terna, manager of the Italian electrical grid.

13/11/2013
Renewables meet 34.2% of the electricity demand in Italy

In Italy, in the first ten months of 2013, renewable energy sources (including biomass plants, under the category of thermoelectrics), having generated around 91 TWh of electricity, accounted for around 39% of net national electricity production, meeting 34.2% of demand. Photovoltaics, at 20.2 TWh accounted for 8.6% of production, meeting 7.6% of demand.

These figures come from data published by Terna, manager of the Italian electrical grid (see table below)

From January to October, demand for electrical energy in Italy shrank by 10 billion kWh compared to the same period of 2012. There was a drop of 3.6% which comes out at -3.3% averaged across the year.

Net national production also displays a slight reduction of -4.1%, while foreign balance is in line with the figures for last year.

The largest negative result is in the thermoelectric category: nearly -14%, for production of around 151.7 TWh, equal to 24.4 TWh less that the first ten months of 2012.

The performance of hydroelectrics (+26.3%), wind power (+20%) and photovoltaics (+18.6%) was good. Geothermal production proved stable.