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Renewables produce 5.6% of Peru's power in July

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August 26 (Renewables Now) - Non-conventional renewables generated 263 GWh of Peru’s electricity in July, representing 5.6% of the country's total production, according to the preliminary report published by the Peruvian energy ministry.

Compared to July 2018, production from wind, solar, bagasse and biogas went up by 23%.

Total electricity production reached 4,715 GWh, up by 4.7% year-on-year, in the national territory.

A quick summary of Peru’s power mix in July is shown in the table below:

Source: July 2019 Jan-July 2019
GWh y/y change GWh y/y change
Hydro 2,180 4% 19,496 2%
Natural gas 2,173 6% 11,045 8%
Diesel/coal/waste 100 -34% 946 1%
Bagasse/biogas 47 45% 292 36%
Wind 157 20% 953 20%
Solar 57 16% 399 5%
Cogeneration with steam 0.34 25% 2.62 23%
Total: 4,715 4.7% 33,132 4.4%

 

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