Italian power generation increased to 23.3TWh in July, up 5.7% m-o-m and up 2.5% y-o-y. Thermal power output increased to 14.3TWh in July, up 9% m-o-m and up 8.6% y-o-y. This is mostly due to the raise in gas-fired generation to 10.9TWh, up 16.4% m-o-m and up 18.75 y-o-y. However, coal-fired generation declined to 1.6TWh, down 10.1% m-o-m and down 12.6% y-o-y. Diesel-fired generation also decreased to 1.8TWh, down 8.7% m-o-m and down 16.6% y-o-y.
Renewable generation totalled 8.8TWh in July, up 2.1% m-o-m but was still 4% lower y-o-y. Hydro power generation declined to 4.5TWh, down 1.9% m-o-m and down 13% y-o-y. Solar generation totalled 2.9TWh, down 2.5% m-o-m but still was 4.6% higher y-o-y. Wind generation increased to 0.9TWh, up 56.3% m-o-m and up 23.4% y-o-y.
Italy produced 145.5TWh of electricity over the Jan.-July period, up 4.6% y-o-y. Thermal power output increased to 92.8TWh, up 13.8% y-o-y. This includes gas-fired generation, which increased to 67.9TWh, up 23.2% y-o-y. Coal-fired generation increased to 12.2TWh, up 0.9% y-o-y. On the other hand, diesel-fuelled generation declined to 12.7TWh, down 11.3% y-o-y.
Renewable generation declined to 51.5TWh over the first 7 months of the year, down 7.4% y-o-y. This is due to fall in hydro power generation to 23.7TWh, down 13.4% y-o-y. Wind generation was also down to 7.6TWh, down 17.1% y-o-y. On the other hand, solar generation increased to 16.8TWh, up 7.6% y-o-y.
Source: Ministry of Economic Development