Malta consuming average of 2.2 million megwatt hours in energy

But only 1.6% of all energy hails from renewable sources...

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Matthew Vella
9 October 2014, 12:41pm
Energy generation and consumption in Malta over the past decade was 2.2 million megawatt hours annually, on average. In 2012, the demand for electricity excluding renewables increased by 4.6 per cent while a 2.3 per cent decline was registered for 2013.

Data shows that the highest generated power consumption was registered in 2007 (2,296,296 megawatt hours), followed by 2,275,892 megawatt hours in 2008. Approximately 20 per cent of all electricity generated occurs in July and August.

Maximum electricity demand in July and August for all years featured the highest demand, with a monthly average of 407 and 405 megawatts respectively. The highest annual average demands were registered in 2005 and 2007, with 363 megawatts in both years.

In 2013, 1.6 per cent of the electricity generation in Malta was derived from renewable sources.

While in 2010, 1,731 megawatt hours of renewable energy was generated, in 2013 a total of 36,692 megawatt hours was generated. Most of this renewable energy (83.7 per cent) is produced from photovoltaic cells, while 16.3 per cent is obtained from other sources.

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Matthew Vella is executive editor at MaltaToday.