Guatemala's renewables share slips to 68% in Feb

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March 11 (Renewables Now) - Renewables held a share of 68% in Guatemala’s power mix in February after generating 77% of electricity the month before, according to the latest figures presented by the National Electric Energy Commission (CNEE).

With the exception of biomass and solar, power production from renewables was reduced allowing coal-based generation to increase its share.

Guatemala’s power mix in February is summarised in the table below:

Source: Share in February: Share in January:
Hydro 27.05% 37.62%
Bagasse biomass 33.55% 31.86%
Wind 3.50% 4.04%
Solar 1.76% 1.64%
Geothermal 2.08% 2.17%
Coal 20.11% 13.85%

Including the interconnection with Mexico, all systems generated 1,056.8 GW.


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