N. Macedonia's gross electricity output rises 3.5% in Feb

Author: Bert Kaufmann Licence: Creative Commons

SKOPJE (North Macedonia), April 26 (SeeNews) – North Macedonia's gross electricity production increased by an annual 3.5% to 497,662 MWh in February, the statistical office said on Monday, citing preliminary data.

Net electricity output rose by 6.5% year-on-year in February - to 475,742 MWh, Makstat said in a statement.

Hydro power plants contributed the largest portion of the gross domestic electricity production in February, generating 180,890 MWh, up 164.5% compared to the same month in 2020.

Thermal power plants followed with 158,111 MWh of electricity output, down 53.8% year-on-year.

Electricity generated by cogeneration plants and auto-production thermal power stations increased by 177.7% on the year to 144,229 MWh, while wind parks' output dropped by 30.3% to 8,545 MWh.

Biogas plants generated 4,390 MWh of electricity, down 0.7% year-on-year, whereas solar parks produced 1,497 MWh, down 11.6% on the year.

North Macedonia’s electricity imports decreased by an annual 12.5% to 269,903 MWh in February. Electricity exports rose by 1.7% to 31,414 MWh.

Distribution losses decreased by 15.5% on the year to 103,871 MWh in February.

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