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Renewables supply 72% of electricity in first quarter 

Renewable sources supplied 72% of electricity consumption in the first quarter of 2023, although weather conditions were again unfavourable in March, National Energy Networks REN announced today. In the first three months of the year, “renewable production supplied 72% of consumption, split between hydroelectric with 34%, wind with 27%, biomass with 6% and photovoltaic with 5%,” with the hydroelectric productivity index at 0.95 (historical average equal to 1), wind productivity at 0.93 and solar productivity at 1.14, REN said in a statement. Natural gas production supplied 19% of consumption, while the remaining 9% corresponded to imports.