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Colombia's renewables reach 68.7% share in Jan

Colombia's Celsia Solar Bolivar PV plant in Colombia

February 10 (Renewables Now) - Renewables in Colombia achieved a 68.73% share in total power production in January, generating a daily average of 132.87 GWh, Colombian grid operator XM Compania de Expertos en Mercados informed on Friday.

On average, daily generation declined by 3.79% month-on-month as the summer season weighed down on run-of-river hydropower plants (HPPs), while wind power nearly flatlined.

Meanwhile, solar photovoltaic (PV) power enjoyed a 22.5% boost in output.

Predictably, large hydro towered over other clean sources, occupying 87.4% of the renewables share in the January power mix.

More details are given in the table below:

Source: Daily average in January (in GWh/day): Share: m/m change:
Bagasse biomas 2.39 1.80% 18.77%
Biogas 0.00 0.00% -24.82%
Wind 0.02 0.01% -89.56%
HPP with reservoir 116.11 87.38% 0.08%
Run-of-river hydro 13.85 10.42% -28.94%
Solar PV 0.50 0.38% 22.48%

Electricity generation from fossil fuels rose by 6% month-on-month driven by higher outputs from coal and gas-fired power plants.

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