Chile lifts renewables output in June, capacity nears 6 GW

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July 28 (Renewables Now) - Chile’s renewables generated 1,168 GWh of power in June, which amounted to 18.2% of the country's total monthly production, according to the latest report by the Chilean national energy commission (CNE).

The renewable energy plants, excluding large hydro, increased their output by 3.6% year-on-year and by 2.8% compared to May. Their share in the total improved from 17.7% where it stood a month back.

Production figures for each technology are presented below:

Technology: Gross production in GWh: m/m change: y/y change: Share in June:
Biomass 158 -8.0% -4.5% 13.5%
Wind 461 35.9% 5.0% 39.5%
Solar PV 375 -18.9% 8.3% 32.1%
Run-of-river hydro 152 11.7% -3.8% 13.1%
Geothermal 21 -17.6% 20.7% 1.8%

Total installed renewable energy capacity climbed to 5,901 MW in June from 5,675 MW tallied a month earlier. It now represents 24.0% of the total installed capacity in Chile.

The total installed distributed generation capacity under the net-metering scheme rose to 56,762 kW in June, after to 2,254 kW of new installations in a month’s span. The number of installations in the registry stands at 6,361 units, up from 6,265 units listed in May.

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