February 21 (Renewables Now) - Peru’s non-hydro renewables generated 209 GWh of electricity in January, up by 2% year-on-year, due to higher outputs from wind and solar farms, according to the preliminary report issued by the Peruvian energy ministry.
In month-on-month terms, power generation from wind, solar, bagasse biomass and biogas dropped by 16.1%. The renewables share of 4.2% remained unchanged compared to January 2019, but it represented a decline from 5% recorded in December.
The abundance of water enabled hydropower plants (HPPs) to generate 3,357 GWh, which was more than twice the output of all other technologies combined.
Peru’s power mix in January is summarised below:
|Source:||January 2020||Total 2019|
|in GWh:||Y/Y change:||in GWh:||Y/Y change:|
|Cogeneration with steam||0.37||-11%||4.48||5%|