September 21 (SeeNews) - The share of renewables in all power produced on Chile’s central power system (SIC) jumped to 15.4% in August 2016 from 11.4% in the same month of 2015.
The result also compares to a share of 12.1% in July 2016.
A report by the grid operator released Friday shows 4,515 GWh of gross power generation on SIC, of which renewables contributed 698.2 GWh.
Solar power generation in August more than doubled in year-on-year terms and, as a whole, all renewable energy sources produced more. This is visible in the table:
|(gross generation)||Aug 2016 output||Aug 2016 share||Aug 2015 output|
|Solar||147.9 GWh||3.3%||61.8 GWh|
|Wind||230.9 GWh||5.1%||171.5 GWh|
|Thermal renewables||164.5 GWh||3.6%||139.3 GWh|
|Hydro||154.9 GWh||3.4%||142.6 GWh|
There are 844 MW of wind and 670.6 MW of solar parks feeding power on the SIC. The total renewable energy capacity connected to the central system is 2,267 MW.