As a result of the bad weather, the month of July was outstanding in terms of power generated from renewable energy sources. The power generated from wind and water was, namely, three times higher than usual for the month of July.
Like most people do, SEV enjoys a sunny summer. However, in such weather, SEV must utilize a great deal of oil to generate power, and this scenario became a reality in July last year, when 90% of the total amount of power came from Sundsverkið and Vágsverkið, which are oil-driven power stations. In July last year, Sundsverkið utilized 5.700 tons of oil, which corresponds to 183 tons a day in average.
However, July 2022 was different compared to the same period last year, due to the massive rainfall the month brough along. Renewable energy sources thrive in these weather conditions, and as a result, renewable energy generation reached record highs in July 2022.
The total amount of power generated from wind and water reached 15.5 GWh in July 2022, and this is three times higher than the average power generated from wind and water in the last eight years. For this reason, the thermic power stations generated less power in July 2022 compared to the same period last year.
The first seven months of 2022
The first seven months of 2022 generated 244.4 GWh of electricity, and this is the highest amount in history as of 31 of July. This is a growth of 3.4% compared to the same period last year.
So far, the division between renewable and thermic energy stands at 44.5% renewable energy and 55.5% thermic energy. This year, the division is more equal compared to the same period in the last three years, where the division stood at approximately 36% renewable energy and 64% thermic energy.
The first seven months of 2022 included less power generated from thermic power stations compared to the same period last year and this has produced a saving of 3.300 tons in oil.