EU Power

Italian power generation stood at 18.2TWh in April

Italian power generation fell to the lowest level in 12 months, at 18.2TWh in April, down 11.6% m-o-m and was only marginally higher by 0.2% y-o-y. Coal-fired generation fell to 0.8TWh, down 59.7% m-o-m and down 43.3% y-o-y. Gas-fired generation declined to the lowest level since August 2016, at 7.1TWh, down 21% m-o-m and down 13.9% y-o-y. Oil-fired generation also decreased in April to 1.4TWh, down 21.2% m-o-m and down 1.8% y-o-y.

On the other hand, renewable generation increased to 8.7TWh, up 11.1% m-o-m and up 23.2% y-o-y. Hydro generation increased to 4.7TWh, up 46.9% m-o-m and up 53.3% y-o-y. Solar power output totalled 2.4TWh, up 25.5% m-o-m; although still was 7.9% lower y-o-y. Wind generation totalled 1.1TWh, down 49.6% m-o-m but still was 25.7% higher y-o-y. Geothermal generation declined to 0.5TWh, down 3.5% m-o-m and down 1.1% y-o-y.

Italian power output decreased to 78.6TWh over the Jan.-April period, down 2.4% y-o-y. We observe a general decline in Italian thermal power generation, with coal- and gas-fired output decreasing to 6.1TWh and 36.7TWh respectively, down 12.7% and 7.7% y-o-y. Generation from oil also decreased to 6.3TWh, down 16.2% y-o-y.

However, renewable generation has increased to 29TWh over the first 4 months of the year, up 12.6% y-o-y. This includes hydro power generation at 13.2TWh, up 23.3% y-o-y. Wind generation increased to 6.7TWh, up 26.6% y-o-y. Solar and Geothermal output decreased to 7.2TWh and 1.9TWh respectively, down 7.9% and down 1.7% y-o-y.

Source: Ministry of Economic Development