On April 11, the Portuguese grid operator Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN) released Q1 2013 figures showing that the country is meeting 70% of its energy needs through renewables, including 27 percent from wind and 37 percent from hydroelectric. The hydroelectric generating capacity in Portugal increased by an impressive 312 percent over the past year, and wind energy saw an increase of 60 percent. Fossil fuels saw a decrease in usage, with coal-fired showing a 29 percent decrease since Q1 2012, and natural gas thermoelectric decreasing by 44 percent in the same time period. REN did not release figures for solar power.