Peru produces 6.2% of power from renewables in Oct

The Intipampa solar park in Peru. Source: Ministerio de EnergĂ­a y Minas

November 19 (Renewables Now) - Peru’s non-conventional renewables generated 303 GWh of electricity in October, achieving a 6.2% share in the nation’s total power production during the month, the Peruvian ministry of energy and mines said in its latest estimates report.

While both the output and the share of non-conventional renewables improved from September, the combined production from solar, wind, biomass and biogas-based plants decreased by 2.3% on the year. In October 2020, renewables had a share of 6.5% on 310 GWh of output.

The overall national power production increased as shown in the table below:

Technology: October 2021 January-October 2021
GWh Y/Y change: GWh Y/Y change:
Hydro 2,352 10% 26,389 2.3%
Natural gas 2,173 -2% 17,803 28%
Diesel/coal/waste 74 -34% 789 -10%
Bagasse/biogas 48 -21% 443 4%
Wind 175 0% 1,498 -1%
Solar 81 5.9% 652 5%
Cogeneration with steam 0.25 4% 2.23 -1%
NATIONAL TOTAL: 4,901 2.9% 47,576 10.2%
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