Peru's renewables output down 3% y/y in July

Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines wind farm

August 30 (Renewables Now) - Peru generated 259 GWh of power from non-conventional renewables in July, seeing the combined production from solar, wind and bioenergy go down by 3% year-on-year, the Peruvian ministry of energy said in its latest estimates report.

The share of renewables in the total power production rose to 5.4% in July from 5% observed a month earlier. In July 2020, renewables achieved a share of 6.0% on 267 GWh of produced electricity.

Figures for July 2021 are laid out in the table below:

Technology: July 2021 January-July 2021
GWh Y/Y change: GWh Y/Y change:
Hydro 2,108 -1% 20,097 1.7%
Natural gas 2,278 17% 10,705 45%
Diesel/coal/waste 118 62% 600 -1%
Bagasse/biogass 53 48% 290 8%
Wind 147 -13% 1,012 4%
Solar 59 -4% 433 5%
Cogeneration with steam 0.25 29% 1.6 0.5%
NATIONAL TOTAL: 4,763 7.8% 33,138 12.7%
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