Colombia's clean power share rises to 86.3% in April

Author: Matt Berlin. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

May 12 (Renewables Now) - Colombia generated 86.27% of its electricity from clean and renewable energy sources in April, national grid operator XM Compania de Expertos en Mercados said in its latest monthly report.

The slightly higher clean share in April compared to 85.1% in March came as a combination of higher hydroelectric output due to the start of the rainy season and a decrease in total power generation from one month to another as a result of the Holy Week celebrations, according to XM’s report.

The nation’s power production system as a whole generated 6,238.8 GWh of electricity in April, down by 0.33% month-on-month. Of this, renewables, including large hydro, generated 5,382.3 GWh, averaging some 179.41 GWh per day, which represented an increase of 1.05% compared to March.

More details on production from renewables are presented in the table below:

Technology: Daily average in April (in GWh/day): month-on-month change: Share in April:
Bagasse biomass 1.83 -16.19% 1.02%
Biogas 0.01 30.34% 0.01%
HPPs with reservoir 153.38 2.02% 85.50%
Wind 0.13 -26.64% 0.07%
Run-of-river hydro 22.96 -3.11% 12.80%
Solar PV 1.09 -3.23% 0.61%

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