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Renewables share in Peru drops to 5% in Aug

The Intipampa solar park in Peru. Source: Ministerio de EnergĂ­a y Minas

September 18 (Renewables Now) - Non-conventional renewables generated 237 GWh of Peru’s power in August, with their share in the country’s total production declining to 5% from last month’s 5.6%, according to the preliminary report published by the Peruvian energy ministry.

Compared to August 2018, production from wind, solar, bagasse and biogas went up by 3%.

Total electricity production in the national territory rose by 4.3% year-on-year to 4,710 GWh.

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

Source: Aug 2019 Jan-Aug 2019
GWh y/y change GWh y/y change
Hydro 1,990 -4% 21,479 1%
Natural gas 2,264 8% 13,315 8%
Diesel/coal/waste 218 71% 1,158 9%
Bagasse/biogas 46 51% 349 43%
Wind 125 -8% 1,078 16%
Solar 66 2% 465 4%
Cogeneration with steam 0.38 -7% 3.03 20%
Total: 4,710 4.3% 37,846 4.4%

 

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