N. Macedonia's gross electricity output up 2% y/y in Sept

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SKOPJE (N. Macedonia), November 25 (SeeNews) - North Macedonia's gross electricity production increased by an annual 2% to 464,939 MWh in September, the statistical office said on Thursday, citing preliminary data.

Net electricity output rose by 1.1% year-on-year in September - to 434,647 MWh, Makstat said in a statement.

Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of the gross domestic electricity production in September, generating 242,294 MWh, up 16.2% compared to the same month in 2020.

Electricity generated by cogeneration plants and auto-production thermal power stations totalled 162,322 MWh in September 2021, up 0.6% on an annual comparison basis.

Hydro power plants generated 47,561 MWh of electricity, down 33.8% year-on-year.

Wind parks' output edged down 1% year-on-year to 6,927 MWh in the month under review, while biogas plants generated 3,799 MWh of electricity, 21.1% lower compared with the same month in 2020.

Solar parks produced 2,036 MWh, down 10.3% on the year.

North Macedonia’s electricity imports decreased by an annual 36.8% to 108,834 MWh in September. Electricity exports came in at 45,078 MWh in September, down 51.9% on the year.

Distribution losses increased by 8% on the year to 44,174 MWh in September.

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