N. Macedonia's gross electricity output down 20% y/y in May

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

SKOPJE (North Macedonia), July 24 (SeeNews) – North Macedonia's gross electricity production fell by an annual 20% to 333,319 MWh in May, the statistical office said on Friday, citing preliminary data.

Net electricity output in May decreased by 18% to 313,407 MWh, Makstat said in a statement.

Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of the gross domestic electricity production, generating 189,249 MWh, down 33% from May 2019.

Hydro power plants followed with 125,444 MWh of electricity output, up 5.2% year-on-year.

Electricity generated by biogas plants increased by 2.3% year-on-year to 4,958 MWh, while wind parks' output rose by 24.2% to 11,217 MWh. Solar parks produced 2,452 MWh of electricity in May, up 6.4% on the year.

North Macedonia’s electricity imports edged up by an annual 7.2% to 191,661 MWh in May. 

Makstat did not provide data on the country's electricity exports in the month under review. 

Distribution losses decreased by 10.2% on the year to 44,624 MWh in May.

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