Colombia's renewables share continues to slip in Sept

Small hydropower plant (HPP).

October 11 (Renewables Now) - September power production from renewables in Colombia dropped by 7.04% month-on-month to a daily average of 155.47 GWh, Colombian grid operator XM Compania de Expertos en Mercados has informed.

The renewables share slipped to 79.07% from 85.1% recorded in August, as nearly all technologies registered lower outputs.

Despite a 7.14% month-on-month decline in production, hydro-electric power plants (HPPs) still outpaced other generators to hold 98.34% of the renewables share.

More details on the renewables share in September are given in the table below:

Source: Daily average in Sept (in GWh) Share Change m/m
Bagasse biomass 2.09 1.34% 0.65%
Biogas 0.01 0.00% 215.83%
Wind 0.08 0.05% -34.10%
HPP with reservoir 138.70 89.21% -5.51%
Run-of-river hydro 14.19 9.12% -20.50%
Solar PV 0.41 0.26% -2.05%

Fossil fuels generated on average 41.15 GWh per day, increasing their production by 39.57% month-on-month. Production from coal-fired power plants jumped by 107.76% to a daily average of 19.47 GWh.

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