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:|
|HPP with reservoir||116.11||87.38%||0.08%|
Electricity generation from fossil fuels rose by 6% month-on-month driven by higher outputs from coal and gas-fired power plants.