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Macedonia's Nov gross electricity output falls

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

SKOPJE (Macedonia), January 25 (SeeNews) – Macedonia's gross electricity production decreased 1.9% year-on-year to 495,310 MWh in November, the national statistical office said on Friday.

Net electricity output also decreased - to 463,286 MWh from 473,483 MWh in November 2017, Makstat said in a statement.

Thermal power plants contributed the largest share of gross domestic electricity production, generating 289,936 MWh, up 12.1% compared to November 2017.

Hydro power plants followed with 116,029 MWh, up 2.2%.

Cogeneration plants (CHP) and auto-production thermal power stations produced 76,931 MWh of electricity in November, down 35.3%.

Electricity generated by wind parks decreased by 13.7% to 6,546 MWh, while biogas plants’ output edged up 0.1% to 4,811 MWh. Solar parks produced 1,057 MWh of electricity, down 4.2%.

Macedonia’s electricity imports fell by an annual 10.9% in November to 200,115 MWh, while exports fell to 25,438 MWh from 60,178 MWh in November last year.

Distribution losses increased 1.6% on the year to 123,211 MWh in November.

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