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Energy Overview of Portugal

Portugal has no significant reserves of fossil fuels oil, coal or gas. It imports coal vial the Sines coal port and natural gas via the Sines LNG terminal from Nigeria and from Algeria via the Europe-Mehgrab, Al Andalus and Extremadura Pipelines entering Portugal at Campo Major.

In 2011, the annual consumption of coal was about 6 million tonnes, of natural gas about 5 billion cubic meters and of oil about 14 million tonnes.

Hydroelectric power plants are a big part of Portugal's electric power generation system. Over the last decade, the fossil-fuel based units have migrated from oil fired to gas fired CCGT systems. These gas power plants and hydro (with repowering into pumped storage systems) systems will facilitate the integration of emerging solar and wind systems.

Its National Electricity Transmission Grid (RNT) and National Natural Gas Transportation Grid (RNTGN) are operated by a single company REN-Redes Energeticas Nacionais.

  1. 2012: The total installed capacity of power plants is about 18 GW

CAUTION: The summaries provided below are based on the data in GEO which may be incomplete.


References for Portugal

Overview of Coal Power Plants in Portugal

Total Number of Coal Power Plants: 2
Map All Coal Power Plants: Map
New Capacity Added vs Years (Aggregated over the Country): Chart Table
Cumulative Capacity Added vs Years (Aggregated over the Country): Chart Table
Total Gigawatt Hours Generated (For Years 2000-2010): Chart Table
Total Gigawatt Hours Generated and CO2 Emitted (Tonnes) (For Years 2000-2010): Chart Table
Summary of all Units of type Coal Power Plants: Table

Overview of Gas Power Plants in Portugal

Total Number of Gas Power Plants: 6
Map All Gas Power Plants: Map
New Capacity Added vs Years (Aggregated over the Country): Chart Table
Cumulative Capacity Added vs Years (Aggregated over the Country): Chart Table
Total Gigawatt Hours Generated (For Years 2000-2010): Chart Table
Total Gigawatt Hours Generated and CO2 Emitted (Tonnes) (For Years 2000-2010): Chart Table
Summary of all Units of type Gas Power Plants: Table

Overview of Hydro Power Plants in Portugal

Total Number of Hydro Power Plants: 28
Map All Hydro Power Plants: Map
New Capacity Added vs Years (Aggregated over the Country): Chart Table
Cumulative Capacity Added vs Years (Aggregated over the Country): Chart Table
Total Gigawatt Hours Generated (For Years 2000-2010): Chart Table
Total Gigawatt Hours Generated and CO2 Emitted (Tonnes) (For Years 2000-2010): Chart Table
Summary of all Units of type Hydro Power Plants: Table

Overview of Oil Power Plants in Portugal

Total Number of Oil Power Plants: 3
Map All Oil Power Plants: Map
New Capacity Added vs Years (Aggregated over the Country): Chart Table
Cumulative Capacity Added vs Years (Aggregated over the Country): Chart Table
Total Gigawatt Hours Generated (For Years 2000-2010): Chart Table
Total Gigawatt Hours Generated and CO2 Emitted (Tonnes) (For Years 2000-2010): Chart Table
Summary of all Units of type Oil Power Plants: Table

Overview of Uranium Mines in Portugal

Total Number of Uranium Mines : 1
Map All Uranium Mines : Map
New Capacity Added vs Years (Aggregated over the Country): Chart Table
Cumulative Capacity Added vs Years (Aggregated over the Country): Chart Table

Overview of Crude Oil Refineries in Portugal

Total Number of Crude Oil Refineries : 2
Map All Crude Oil Refineries : Map
New Capacity Added vs Years (Aggregated over the Country): Chart Table
Cumulative Capacity Added vs Years (Aggregated over the Country): Chart Table

Overview of Oil Ports in Portugal

Total Number of Oil Ports : 2
Map All Oil Ports : Map
New Capacity Added vs Years (Aggregated over the Country): Chart Table
Cumulative Capacity Added vs Years (Aggregated over the Country): Chart Table

Overview of LNG Ports in Portugal

Total Number of LNG Ports : 1
Map All LNG Ports : Map
New Capacity Added vs Years (Aggregated over the Country): Chart Table
Cumulative Capacity Added vs Years (Aggregated over the Country): Chart Table