Guatemala ups renewables share to 71.5% in March

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

April 6 (Renewables Now) - Renewables generated 71.48% of Guatemala’s electricity in March, increasing their share from 68% recorded the month before, according to the latest figures presented by the National Electric Energy Commission (CNEE).

While biomass-based power plants are still the biggest producers of electricity, renewable or otherwise, the extra push for a cleaner mix last month came from hydro, solar and geothermal systems.

Overview of Guatemala’s power mix in March is summarised in the table below:

Source: Share in March: Share in February:
Hydro 31.24% 27.05%
Bagasse biomass 32.80% 33.55%
Wind 3.28% 3.50%
Solar 1.89% 1.76%
Geothermal 2.18% 2.08%
Coal 20.71% 20.11%

Including the interconnection with Mexico, all systems together generated 1,082.6 GW.


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