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Peru sources 5.2% of its power from renewables in June

Wind turbine. Author: Martin Cathrae. License: CC BY-SA 2.0

July 22 (Renewables Now) - Non-conventional renewables produced 239 GWh of Peru’s electricity in June, accounting for 5.2% of the national power production, according to provisional data published by the Peruvian energy ministry.

In year-on-year terms, the production from wind, solar, bagasse and biogas increased by 14.9%.

The overall electricity production reached 4,616 GWh, up 3.8% year-on-year, in the national territory.

Details on Peru’s power production during June and the first half of 2019 can be seen below:

Source: June 2019 H1 2019
GWh y/y change in % GWh y/y change in %
Hydro 2,836 28 17,936 5
Natural gas 1,392 -27 8,280 1
Diesel/coal/waste 149 38 828 6
Bagasse/biogas 38 18 234 28
Wind 148 14 796 20
Solar 53 13 341 3
Cogeneration with steam 0.36 142 2.27 23
Total: 4,616 3.8 28,416 4.4

 

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