Last Updated on Thursday, 6 October, 2022 at 1:41 pm by Andre Camilleri
In 2021, the electricity supplied in Malta amounted to 2,671.8 GWh, an increase of 7% when compared to the previous year, the National Statistics Office said.
During 2021, the electricity supply in Malta comprised of net generation from power plants (71%), supply from net imports (19.1%) and renewable sources (9.9%). In 2021, the gross production consisting of the electricity supplied from power plants and from renewables amounted to 2,215.1 GWh.
The month of July featured the highest amount of gross production with 243.8 GWh. Electricity production from power plants registered an increase of 2.7% when compared to the previous year, amounting to 1,951.8 GWh. Energy harvesting from renewable sources registered an increase of 8.4%, reaching 263.2 GWh in 2021.
Most of the renewable energy (97.2%) was produced from photovoltaic panels. During 2021, a total of 547.3 GWh were imported through the interconnector, registering an increase of 30.4% when compared to the previous year. The month of August (308.8 GWh) had the highest amount of electricity supplied during 2021 with a share of 11.6%. This is followed by the month of July (287.6 GWh) having a share of 10.8% from the amount of electricity supplied. The months of August and June featured the highest electricity demand, registering 565 MW and 541 MW respectively during 2021.
The annual average demand registered in 2021 was that of 438 MW – an increase of 8.7% when compared to the previous year. In 2021, GHG emissions from fuel combustion in power plant sources decreased by 4.7% over the year 2020.