N. Macedonia's gross electricity output falls 16% y/y in Oct

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SKOPJE (North Macedonia), December 27 (SeeNews) – North Macedonia's gross electricity production deceased by an annual 16% to 388,311 MWh in October, the statistical office said, citing preliminary data.

Net electricity output in October also decreased, by 15.6% to 364,021 MWh, Makstat said in a statement earlier this week.

Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of the gross domestic electricity production, generating 236,646 MWh, which was 15.9% lower than in October 2018.

Hydro power plants followed with 70,312 MWh of electricity output, down 10.1% compared to October 2018.

Combined heat and power plants generated 69,259 MWh in October, down from 89,979 MWh generated in the same month last year.

Electricity generated by wind parks fell by 12.0% year-on-year to 5,140 MWh, while biogas plants’ output rose 0.9% to 4,903 MWh. Solar parks produced 2,049 MWh of electricity in October, up 4.7% on the year.

North Macedonia’s electricity imports rose by an annual 27.0% to 205,954 MWh, while electricity exports fell by 27.5% to 24,127 MWh.

Distribution losses decreased by 5.4% on the year to 77,405 MWh in October.

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