SKOPJE (Macedonia), December 27 (SeeNews) – Macedonia's gross electricity production increased 8.6% year-on-year to 462,119 MWh in October, the national statistical office, Makstat, said.
Net electricity output also increased to 431,464 MWh in October from 395,213 MWh in the same month of 2017, Makstat said in a statement earlier this week.
Thermal power plants contributed the largest share of gross domestic electricity production, generating 255,051 MWh, up 5.8% compared to October 2017.
Cogeneration plants (CHP) and auto-production thermal power stations followed with 87,247 MWh generated in October, up 15.4% year on year.
Hydro power plants generated 76,505 MWh of electricity, up 27.0% compared to October 2017.
Electricity generated by wind parks decreased by 49.3% year-on-year to 5,844 MWh in October, while biogas plants’ output added 7.3% to 4,859 MWh. Solar parks produced 1,958 MWh of electricity, down 9.7% on the year.
Macedonia’s electricity imports fell by an annual 10.7% in October to 162,195 MWh, while exports fell to 33,261 MWh from 42,745 MWh in October last year.
Distribution losses decreased 4.1% on the year to 81,852 MWh in October.