Macedonia's gross electricity output edges down in Sept

Author: Oran Viriyincy. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.

SKOPJE (Macedonia), November 27 (SeeNews) – Macedonia's gross electricity production edged down 0.9% year-on-year to 357,069 MWh in September, the national statistical office, Makstat, showed.

Net electricity output fell slightly to 332,766 MWh in September from 332,783 MWh in the same months of 2017, Makstat said in a statement on Monday.

Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of gross domestic electricity production, generating 237,295 MWh, down 9.4% compared to September 2017.

Hydro power plants followed with 102,653 MWh generated in September, up 164.6% compared to the same month of 2017.

Electricity generated by wind parks increased by 50.8% year-on-year to 10,318 MWh in September, while biogas plants’ output fell 3.8% to 4,386 MWh. Solar parks produced 2,418 MWh of electricity, up 15.6% on the year.

Macedonia’s electricity imports fell by an annual 10.7% in September to 152 083 MWh, while exports rose to 63,240 MWh from 24,283 MWh in September last year.

Distribution losses grew 2.4% on the year to 41,563 MWh in September.

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