N. Macedonia's gross electricity output falls 0.4% y/y in Oct

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SKOPJE (North Macedonia), December 28 (SeeNews) – North Macedonia's gross electricity production edged down an annual 0.4% to 383,258 MWh in October, the statistical office said, citing preliminary data.

Net electricity output in October decreased by 0.6% to 358,056 MWh, Makstat said in a statement last week.

Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of the gross domestic electricity production in the month under review, generating 230,213 MWh, down 1.4% compared to October 2019.

The group of cogeneration plants and auto-production thermal power stations followed with 79,134 MWh of electricity output, up 14.3% year-on-year.

Electricity generated by hydro power plants fell by 15.6% on the year to 59,007 MWh, while wind parks' output rose by 57.1% to 8,074 MWh. Biogas plants generated 4,935 MWh of electricity, up 0.6% year-on-year, whereas solar parks produced 1,896 MWh of electricity in October, down 7.5% on the year.

North Macedonia’s electricity imports rose by an annual 34.6% to 277,155 MWh in October. The country's electricity exports decreased by 56.7% on the year to 37,795 MWh in the month under review.

Distribution losses increased by 9.7% on the year to 84,855 MWh in October.

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