Renewables produce 77% of Guatemala's power in Jan

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February 10 (Renewables Now) - Renewables share in Guatemala’s power mix in January rose to 77.38% from 73.34% registered a month earlier, according to the latest figures presented by the National Electric Energy Commission (CNEE).

The increase was delivered by hydropower, which generated 37.62% of Guatemala's electricity, rising above the 33.7% share it held in December

Power generation from bagasse biomass remained strong as the country pushed through the third month of the sugarcane harvest season.

Guatemala’s power mix in January is summarised in the table below:

Source: Share in January 2020 Share in December 2019
Hydro 37.62% 33.72%
Bagasse biomass 31.86% 31.56%
Wind 4.04% 4.06%
Solar 1.64% 1.70%
Geothermal 2.17% 2.26%
Coal 13.85% 21.62%

All power systems together, including the interconnection with Mexico, generated 1,097.6 GWh.

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