SKOPJE (North Macedonia), July 25 (SeeNews) – North Macedonia's gross electricity production rose by an annual 26% to 416,672 MWh in May, the national statistical office said on Thursday, citing preliminary data.
Net electricity output in May also increased - by 21% to 382,259 MWh, Makstat said in a statement.
Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of gross domestic electricity production, generating 281,346 MWh, 152% more than in May 2018.
Hydro power plants followed with 118,660 MWh, down 42% compared to May 2018.
Electricity generated by wind parks increased by 58.9% year-on-year to 9,031 MWh, while biogas plants’ output rose 11.9% to 4,845 MWh. Solar parks produced 2,304 MWh of electricity, down 9.5% on the year. Combined heat and power plants generated 487 MWh, up 26% on the year.
North Macedonia’s electricity imports rose by an annual 5.7% to 178,795 MWh in May. Electricity exports stood at 20,827 MWh in May. No electricity exports were recorded in May 2018.
Distribution losses rose 6.9% on the year to 49,711 MWh in May.