N. Macedonia's gross electricity output falls 6.6% y/y in Sept

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SKOPJE (North Macedonia), November 25 (SeeNews) – North Macedonia's gross electricity production fell by an annual 6.6% to 455,693 MWh in September, the statistical office said on Wednesday, citing preliminary data.

Net electricity output in September decreased by 6.6% to 429,838 MWh, Makstat said in a statement.

Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of the gross domestic electricity production in the month under review, generating 208,481 MWh, down 20.1% compared to September 2019.

The group of cogeneration plants and auto-production thermal power stations followed with 161,284 MWh of electricity output, up 2.1% year-on-year.

Electricity generated by hydro power plants increased by 31.3% on the year to 71,849 MWh, while wind parks' output fell by 5.3% to 6,995 MWh. Biogas plants generated 4,815 MWh of electricity, up 2% year-on-year, whereas solar parks produced 2,269 MWh of electricity in September, down 3.1% on the year.

North Macedonia’s electricity imports rose by an annual 17.5% to 172,174 MWh in September. The country's electricity exports decreased by 7.6% on the year to 93,802 MWh in the month under review.

Distribution losses edged up 0.6% on the year to 40,916 MWh in September.

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