Friday, January 22, 2016

Italy: Geothermal Energy Production Grew 4.5% in 2015

Renewables cover 28.5% of Italy's power demand in 2015 (SeeNews Renewables)

Italy's renewable power plants produced enough power in 2015 to meet about 28.5% of the country’s electricity demand, according to data by power grid operator Terna SpA.

Excluding hydropower, the share of wind, solar and geothermal energy sources was 14.3%. Meanwhile, thermal power plants produced 56.8% of Italy’s power.

In detail, net national production (270.7 billion kWh) increased by 0.6% compared to 2014. Geothermal (+4.5%) energy production showed good growth.

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