Renewables share in Peru falls to 5.3% in Nov

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December 18 (Renewables Now) - Peru’s non-conventional renewables generated 250 GWh of electricity in November, down by 3% year-on-year, according to the preliminary report published by the Peruvian energy ministry.

Power generation from wind, solar, bagasse and biogas in November represented 5.3% of the country's total, declining from the 6% share recorded the month before.

All non-conventional renewables failed to increase or maintain their October levels. In year-on-year terms, only bagasse and biogas increased their output.

Details on the Peruvian power mix in November are presented below:

Source: November 2019 January-November 2019
GWh Y/Y change GWh Y/Y change
Hydro 2,628 -3% 28,217 0.1%
Natural gas 1,798 16% 19,751 9%
Diesel/coal/waste 81 -36% 1,362 -4%
Bagasse/biogas 46 11% 491 36%
Wind 129 -8% 1,516 11%
Solar 75 -2% 684 2%
Cogeneration with steam 0.30 -30% 4.10 7%
TOTAL: 4,758 2.5% 52,026 3.9%
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