Electricity Demand in 🇵🇹 Portugal

Portugal's electricity demand is a dynamic and vital component of its energy landscape. It reflects the nation's growing need for electrical power to support various sectors, including residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation. Over the years, Portugal has witnessed significant shifts in electricity demand due to various factors such as population growth, urbanization, and technological advancements.

  • In 2022, Portugal's electricity demand increased by 3.73%
  • In total, Portugal used 56.21 Terrawatt hours of electricity in 2022.
  • Demand increased with a total of 2.02 MWh in 2022, compared to previous year.
  • Since 2000, Portugal's demand for electricity has increased with 26.86%

Electricity Demand in Portugal (2000-2022)

Between the year 2000 and 2022 the electricity demand in Portugal has grown from 44.31 TW to 56.21 TW, an increase of consumed Terawatt hours by 26.86% in a 22 year time period.

Year TW YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 44.31 %
2001 46.41 2.1 4.74%
2002 47.55 1.14 2.46%
2003 49.31 1.76 3.7%
2004 51.3 1.99 4.04%
2005 53.0 1.7 3.31%
2006 54.01 1.01 1.91%
2007 54.38 0.37 0.69%
2008 54.91 0.53 0.97%
2009 54.26 -0.65 -1.18%
2010 56.31 2.05 3.78%
2011 54.69 -1.62 -2.88%
2012 53.46 -1.23 -2.25%
2013 53.31 -0.15 -0.28%
2014 52.86 -0.45 -0.84%
2015 53.54 0.68 1.29%
2016 54.04 0.5 0.93%
2017 55.02 0.98 1.81%
2018 55.75 0.73 1.33%
2019 55.13 -0.62 -1.11%
2020 53.0 -2.13 -3.86%
2021 54.19 1.19 2.25%
2022 56.21 2.02 3.73%

Electricity Demand vs Electricity Consumption

It's important to not conflate the two, electircity demnad represents how much electricity an entity, country or region need in a moment of time. While electricity consumption represents how much electricity is used over a period of time. Electricity demand is measured in kilowatt (kW) while electricity consumption is measured as kilowatt-hours (kWh).

Data Information

Data found on this page is a derivative of Ember-Climate Yearly electricity data.

Data Sources

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Ember-Climate Yearly Electricity Data

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