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Italy and its regions

In 2017 the South and Islands area was the geographical area recording the highest values for electricity consumption from renewable sources, while the North-east showed the highest values of consumption and the North-west for gross domestic production of electric energy; in the Centre the three indicators were below the national average.

In more detail, the lowest values of electricity consumption per capita were recorded in three regions in the South and Islands, the highest in mountain regions of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Valle d'Aosta. 

The value of generation/population ratio again was higher than the national average both in the North-west and in the South and Island areas, while it was much more restrained in the Centre. At the regional level, the indicator was higher in Valle d'Aosta. The lowest values were recorded in Campania.

An analysis of trends in the development of electricity generation from renewable energy sources in individual regions again highlighted a quantity of energy generated that was higher than internal demand in Valle d'Aosta and in Trentino-Alto Adige. Among other regions of the North, only Piemonte showed a share of gross domestic electricity consumption covered by renewable energy sources higher than the national average.

In the Centre the consistent shares of consumption covered by renewable energy sources recorded in Umbria and Toscana were very different from the low values showed in Lazio. In the South and Islands area, among the regions with the highest indicator values, there were Molise and Basilicata, the latter showing the largest increase compared to 2016 (+9.3 percentage points).