Colombia's clean power share down to 85.6% in July

El Carmelo solar farm, Candelaria municipality, Colombia. Image by Celsia (

August 23 (Renewables Now) - Colombia produced 85.62% of its electricity from clean and renewable energy sources in July, a slight reduction from the clean power generation share of 86.53% recorded a month earlier.

The total production from large hydropower plants (HPPs) with reservoirs and the so-called non-conventional renewables reached 175.85 GWh on average per day, up 1.41% from June, SIN grid operator XM Compania de Expertos en Mercados said in a statement.

Power production from fossil fuels increased as well, averaging 29.53 GWh per day in July, up by 9.44% month-on-month.

More details follow in the table below:

Source: Daily average production (in GWh/day) month-on-month change: Share in July:
Bagasse 2.24 5.40% 1.28%
Biogas 0.01 -7.75% 0.01%
HPPs with reservoir 149.83 0.93% 85.20%
Wind 0.20 -1.41% 0.11%
Run-of-river hydro 22.75 4.00% 12.24%
Solar PV 0.82 10.12% 0.46%
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