Colombia's renewables share comes at 86.5% in June

Rooftop solar array atop a distribution centre at the Port of Cartagena. Image source: Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura - ANI (

July 21 (Renewables Now) - Colombia produced 86.53% of its electricity from clean and renewable energy sources in June, SIN grid operator XM Compania de Expertos en Mercados has said.

The renewables share remained stable compared to May -- then it was at 86.75% -- as the nation’s total electricity production increased by 3.57% month-on-month to an average of 200.38 GWh per day in June.

The combined production from hydropower plants (HPPs) with reservoirs and the so-called non-conventional renewables totalled 173.40 GWh on average per day, up by 3.31% month-on-month.

Figures for renewables are further broken down in the table below:

Source: Daily average production (in GWh/day) month-on-month change: Share in June:
Bagasse 2.13 238.90% 1.23%
Biogas 0.01 -57.27% 0.01%
HPPs with reservoir 148.45 5.41% 85.61%
Wind 0.20 -11.23% 0.11%
Run-of-river hydro 21.87 -13.99% 12.62%
Solar PV 0.74 4.54% 0.43%

Production from fossil fuel sources rose by 5.26% month-on-month to about 26.98 GWh per day.

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