The electric grid in Madeira island is fed by five sources of energy, namely: hydro, wind, photovoltaic, solid waste incineration, and thermal energy from burning fossil fuels like diesel and natural gas.
Energy production in Madeira island is guaranteed by two thermal plants, 10 hydro plants, eight wind farms, one solid waste plant, three solar farms with 7 MW, 2 MW and 6 MW respectively, and 770 distributed solar micro and mini-producers, with full injection to the grid. The island’s main sources of power are the two thermal power plant using ICE using diesel and NG. Its total installed capacity is 203MW.
Electric vehicles infrastructure: electric vehicles have just started to gain great traction in Madeira. Nowadays, there are seven public charging stations in Madeira island and one in Porto Santo island. From the 26 available EV public sockets/plugs from these public charging stations in Madeira island, 11 are from public fast chargers.
Recently, private companies that work in the energy sector started to offer also public charging stations installation as part of their services. There are approximately 100 EVs in Madeira, most of which are Renault Zoe or Nissan Leaf models.