Renewables produce 77.4% of Colombia's power in Oct

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November 18 (Renewables Now) - Colombia produced 77.39% of its electricity from renewable energy sources, including large hydro-power plants (HPPs), in October, Colombian grid operator XM Compania de Expertos en Mercados said on Tuesday.

The overall share of renewable power in the total production declined slightly from 77.63% registered in September, while clean energy plants increased their output by just 0.81% month-on-month to 152.99 GWh per day on average. Fossil fuel-based generation rose by 2.17% on the month, averaging 44.7 GWh per day in October.

More details on the power production from renewables are presented in the table below:

Source: Daily average in Oct (GWh/per day): Month-on-month change: Share in Oct:
Bagasse biomass 2.03 1.12% 1.33%
Biogas 0.00 -99.60% 0.00%
Wind 0.05 -3.60% 0.03%
HPPs with reservoir 128.53 1.94% 84.01%
Run-of-river hydro 21.83 -5.37% 14.27%
Solar PV 0.54 -0.90% 0.36%

Demand for electricity in the national interconnected system (SIN) rose by 0.2% year-on-year to 6,120 GWh in October, driven by higher consumption on the part of households, commercial and small industry sectors. Demand by medium and large industrial consumers fell by 4.19% on the year.

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