June 12 (Renewables Now) - Renewable energy power plants produced 83.84% of Colombia’s electricity in May, maintaining a daily average of 160.36 GWh, Colombian grid operator XM Compania de Expertos en Mercados said last week.
Compared to April, power production from renewable sources increased by 3.53% month-on-month. The largest producers were the country’s hydroelectric power plants (HPPs), particularly facilities with a reservoir, which benefited from increased rainfall across the national territory, XM said. On the other hand, rain events led to a decline in solar power generation.
Details on the renewables share in Colombia’s power mix in May are presented below:
|Source:||Daily average in May (GWh)||Share in %||m/m change in %|
|HPP with reservoir||136.89||85.36||4.12|
Fossil fuels generated on average 30.91 GWh per day, a decrease of 3.13% month-on-month.