N. Macedonia's gross electricity output up 33.5% y/y in Mar
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SKOPJE (North Macedonia), May 25 (SeeNews) – North Macedonia's gross electricity production increased by an annual 33.5% to 577,784 MWh in March, the statistical office said on Tuesday, citing preliminary data.
Net electricity output rose by 35.3% year-on-year in March - to 547,521 MWh, Makstat said in a statement.
Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of the gross domestic electricity production in March, generating 211,307 MWh, down 20.53% compared to the same month in 2020.
Hydro power plants followed with 184,984 MWh of electricity output, up 25.9% year-on-year.
Electricity generated by cogeneration plants and auto-production thermal power stations totalled 163,505 MWh in March 2021, compared with just 2,058 MWh in the same month last year.
Wind parks' output edged down 0.8% year-on-year to 10,932 MWh in the month under review.
Biogas plants generated 4,881 MWh of electricity, down 2.7% year-on-year, whereas solar parks produced 2,175 MWh, up 23.9% on the year.
North Macedonia’s electricity imports decreased by an annual 6% to 251,065 MWh in March. Electricity exports came in at 39,361 in March, as no comparison figures were provided.
Distribution losses decreased by 7.3% on the year to 90,443 MWh in March.