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Macedonia's gross electricity output falls 11.4% y/y in Aug

Power in California. Author: Jeff Turner. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

SKOPJE (Macedonia), October 25 (SeeNews) – Macedonia's gross electricity production decreased by 11.4% year-on-year to 398,183 MWh in August, the national statistical office, Makstat, said on Thursday.

Net electricity output fell 11.4% year-on-year to 372,247 MWh in Aug, Makstat said in a statement.

Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of gross domestic electricity production, generating 272,283 MWh, up 2.6% compared to August 2017.

Hydro power plants followed with 113,215 MWh generated in August, up 43.7% compared to the same month of 2017.

Electricity generated by wind parks declined by 37.4% year-on-year to 4,989 MWh in August, while biogas plants’ output fell 6.2% to 4,415 MWh. Solar parks produced 2,544 MWh of electricity, down 7.9% on the year.

Macedonia’s electricity imports increased by an annual 7.2% in August to 167,910 MWh, while exports rose to 75,953 MWh from 41,752 MWh in August last year.

Distribution losses grew 1.5% on the year to 48,909 MWh in August.

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