N. Macedonia's gross electricity output down 12% y/y in Aug

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SKOPJE (North Macedonia), October 26 (SeeNews) – North Macedonia's gross electricity production fell by an annual 12% to 497,982 MWh in August, the statistical office said on Monday, citing preliminary data.

Net electricity output in August decreased by 10% to 478,795 MWh, Makstat said in a statement.

Hydro power plants contributed the largest portion of the gross domestic electricity production in the month under review, generating 181,921 MWh, up 95.4% from August 2019.

Cogeneration plants (CHP) and auto-production thermal power stations followed with 162,788 MWh of electricity output, up 16% year-on-year.

Electricity generated by thermal power plants decreased by 57% on the year to 136,466 MWh, while wind parks' output rose by 61% to 9,350 MWh. Biogas plants generated 4,893 MWh of electricity, up 16% year-on-year and solar parks produced 2,565 MWh of electricity in August, down 8.4% on the year.

North Macedonia’s electricity imports fell by an annual 14% to 133,403 MWh in August. Its exports decreased by 29% on the year to 105,423 MWh in the month under review.

Distribution losses fell by 5% on the year to 45,486 MWh in August.

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