N. Macedonia's gross electricity output down 2.1% y/y in Nov

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SKOPJE (North Macedonia), January 25 (SeeNews) – North Macedonia's gross electricity production decreased by an annual 2.1% to 407,920 MWh in November, the statistical office said on Monday, citing preliminary data.

Net electricity output in November fell by 1.4% to 382,533 MWh, Makstat said in a statement.

Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of the gross domestic electricity production in November. They generated 199,377 MWh, down 25.5% compared to November 2019.

The group of cogeneration plants and auto-production thermal power stations followed with 162,648 MWh of electricity output, up 213.9% year-on-year.

Electricity generated by hydro power plants fell by 63.4% on the year to 31,956 MWh, while wind parks' output surged by 91% to 7,983 MWh. Biogas plants generated 4,559 MWh of electricity, down 1.3% year-on-year, whereas solar parks produced 1,397 MWh of electricity in November, up 57.3% on the year.

North Macedonia’s electricity imports rose by an annual 39% to 330,475 MWh in November.

The country's electricity exports came in at 67,338 MWh in November, as no comparison figures were provided.

Distribution losses increased by 19.2% on the year to 134,189 MWh in November.

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