Renewables output in Peru climbs 11% in Oct

The Wayra I wind farm in Peru. Source: Enel SpA

November 15 (Renewables Now) Non-conventional renewables generated 292 GWh of Peru’s power in October, up 11% year-on-year, according to the preliminary report published by the Peruvian energy ministry.

Production from wind, solar, bagasse and biogas in October accounted for 6% of the nation’s total, increasing from the 5.8% share recorded the month before.

All non-conventional renewables increased their year-on-year output throughout October, with bagasse and biogas picking up significantly.

Total electricity production in the national territory rose by 2.8% to 4,832 GWh.

The table below shows preliminary estimates of Peru’s power mix:

Source: October 2019 January-October 2019
GWh Y/Y change GWh Y/Y change
Hydro 2,218 -10% 25,583 0.4%
Natural gas 2,225 25% 17,991 13%
Diesel/coal/waste 97 -48% 1,246 -34%
Bagasse/biogas 53 40% 445 39%
Wind 162 8% 1,388 14%
Solar 77 3% 609 3%
Cogeneration with steam 0.34 -19% 3.71 9%
TOTAL: 4,832 2.8% 47,266 4.1%


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