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Peru's wind, solar output grows 15% y/y in Oct 2015

Wind turbine. Sten Dueland. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

November 24 (SeeNews) - Peru's wind and solar power generation rose 15.5% year-on-year to 82 GWh last month, equal to 1.97% of total output, the energy and mines ministry's monthly report showed on Monday.

The wind plants produced 60 GWh versus 53 GWh in the same month of 2014, the year when Peru started wind power generation for the first time, while solar output increased by some 22% to 22 GWh. In September 2015, wind and solar sources generated 69 GWh, or 1.7% of total output.

Biomass, biogas and wind also covered 2.6% of the highest power demand within the month which reached 6,018 MW on October 29.

Peru's total power output grew 6.8% on the year to 4,163 GWh, with thermal plants producing 2,300 GWh, up 17%, followed by hydroelectric plants with 1,781 GWh.

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