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Colombia's renewables slow down to 85% share in Aug

Small hydropower plant (HPP).

September 13 (Renewables Now) - Colombia’s renewable energy sources had an 85.01% share in the total power production in August, generating daily 167.25 GWh on average, Colombian grid operator XM Compania de Expertos en Mercados informed on Wednesday.

August saw renewable power generation declining by 2.13% month-on-month, with all technologies, except solar photovoltaic (PV) power, registering lower output compared to the previous month.

Within the renewables share, production from hydroelectric power plants (HPPs) accounted for 98.43% with a daily average of 164.63 GWh.

A snapshot of the renewables share in the Colombian power mix in August is provided in the table below:

Source: Daily average in Aug (in GWh): Share: m/m change:
Bagasse biomass 2.07 1.24% -1.14%
Biogas 0.0 0.0% -16.97%
Wind 0.12 0.07% -40.44%
HPP with reservoir 146.79 87.77% -0.77%
Run-of-river HPP 17.84 10.67% -11.88%
Solar PV 0.42 0.25% 3.81%

According to preliminary estimates, power demand in the national interconnected system SIN rose by 3.97% year-on-year in August to a consumption level of 6,256 GWh.

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