Peru's renewables share slips to 5% in June 2021

Wind turbines. Author: Jaime Rey.

July 19 (Renewables Now) - Peru’s non-conventional renewables generated 238 GWh of the nation’s electricity in June, as the combined power output from wind, solar and bioenergy-based plants decreased by 8.4% year-on-year, according to preliminary estimates released by the Peruvian ministry of energy.

The share of non-traditional renewables in the total production came at 5.0% in June, dropping from 5.4% as estimated in May, and down from 6.5% achieved in June 2020, the ministry’s figures tell.

More production details are available in the table below:

Technology: June 2021 January - June 2021
GWh Y/Y change GWh Y/Y change
Hydro 2,260 1% 17,979 2.0%
Natural gas 2,075 44% 8,363 54%
Diesel/coal/waste 152 89% 559 4%
Bagasse/biogas 50 18% 239 3%
Wind 134 -18% 864 7%
Solar 54 -1% 374 7%
Cogeneration with steam 0.22 24% 1.3 -5%
NATIONAL TOTAL: 4,725 17.5% 28,380 13.6%
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