Peru's renewables boost output by 6% y/y in Aug

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September 16 (Renewables Now) - Peru produced 308 GWh of power from its non-conventional renewables -- solar, wind and bioenergy -- in August, up by some 6% year-on-year, according to the latest estimates released by the Peruvian energy ministry.

The share of renewables in the total power production was 6.4%, remaining at the same level as in August 2020.

The renewables share still increased from 5.4% estimated in July, when non-hydro clean power plants generated some 259 GWh.

The ministry's estimates for August 2021 are presented in the table below:

Technology: August 2021 January - August 2021
GWh Y/Y change: GWh Y/Y change:
Hydro 1,979 -1% 22,086 1.5%
Natural gas 2,466 12% 13,195 38%
Diesel/coal/waste 97 20% 647 -6%
Bagasse/biogas 58 38% 351 13%
Wind 183 -1% 1,194 3%
Solar 68 5% 500 5%
Cogeneration with steam 0.25 10% 1.81 -0.6%
NATIONAL TOTAL: 4,851 6.5% 37,977 11.8%
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