Colombia's renewables share goes up to 88.36% in June

Author: U.S. Army Corps of Engine. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

July 11 (Renewables Now) - Colombia’s renewable energy power plants produced 88.36% of the country’s electricity in June, equivalent to a daily average of 170.08 GWh, Colombian grid operator XM Compania de Expertos en Mercados informed on Friday.

Compared to May, renewables increased power production by 5.66% month-on-month. Colombia's hydroelectric power plants (HPPs), particularly those with a reservoir, were the largest producers during the month, generating on average 167.59 GWh per day. The hydropower production increased by 5.28% month-on-month to occupy 98.54% of the renewables share.

More details on the renewables share in the Colombian power mix in June are presented in the following table:

Source: Daily average in June (in GWh) Share in % m/m change in %
Bagasse biomass 1.88 1.10 52
Biogas 0.00 0.00 -50.75
Wind 0.22 0.13 7.43
HPP with reservoir 144.38 84.89 5.02
Run-of-river HPP 23.2 13.64 6.92
Solar PV 0.39 0.23 18.7

Fossil fuels generated on average 22.41 GWh per day, a decrease of 27.51% month-on-month.

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