Portugese Drought Claims Hydropower Production

Human Water Consumption Prioritised

14 Feb 2022 by Local Press Report
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Facing a worrying winter drought, Portugal’s government on Tuesday (2 February) ordered some of the country’s hydropower dams to temporarily limit water use for electricity production and irrigation, prioritising human consumption instead. There are around 60 Portuguese hydropower dams, which produce 30% of electricity consumed in the country each year, according to the Portuguese Association of Renewable Energies.

Source: Euractiv

Source: Euractiv