Macedonia's gross electricity output grows 13.2% y/y in June

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SKOPJE (Macedonia), August 24 (SeeNews) – Macedonia's gross electricity production increased by 13.2% year-on-year to 383,368 MWh in June, the national statistical office, Makstat, said on Friday.

Net electricity output added 15.1% year-on-year to 359,475 MWh in June, Makstat said in a statement.

Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of gross domestic electricity production, generating 215,194 MWh, down 19.5% compared to June 2017.

Hydro power plants followed with 153,538 MWh in the sixth month of the year, up 177.1% compared to the same month of 2017.

Electricity generated by wind parks increased by 4.3% year-on-year to 8,815 MWh, while biogas plants’ output fell 11.2% to 3,543 MWh. Solar parks produced 2,273 MWh of electricity, down 15% on the year.

Macedonia’s electricity imports increased by an annual 15.7% to 184,169 MWh. The country exported no electricity in June.

Distribution losses increased 1.7% on the year to 43,249 MWh in June.

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