N. Macedonia's gross electricity output up 0.2% y/y in Apr

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SKOPJE (North Macedonia), June 26 (SeeNews) – North Macedonia's gross electricity production edged up by an annual 0.2% to 399,493 MWh in April, the statistical office said, citing preliminary data.

Net electricity output in April decreased by 0.8 % to 375,667 MWh, Makstat said in a statement on Thursday.

Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of the gross domestic electricity production, generating 227,091 MWh, down 17.7% on April 2019.

Hydro power plants followed with 139,627 MWh of electricity output, up 27.5% year-on-year.

Combined heat and power plants generated 18,755 MWh in April 2020. No comparative data for April 2019 was available.

Electricity generated by biogas plants fell by 9.6% year-on-year to 4,292 MWh, while wind parks' output rose by 18.7% to 7,440 MWh. Solar parks produced 2,289 MWh of electricity in April, up 6.7% on the year.

North Macedonia’s electricity imports edged up by an annual 0.1% to 199,988 MWh in April. 

Makstat said that electricity exports totalled 12,466 MWh in April 2020, without providing year-on-year com.

Distribution losses decreased by 1.5% on the year to 57,185 MWh in April.

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