Chile raises renewables share to 34.7% in Oct

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December 1 (Renewables Now) - The share of renewables in Chile’s total power production rose to 34.7% in October from 31.8% in September, per the latest report released by Chilean energy commission CNE.

Non-conventional renewables produced 2,362 GWh gross in October, increasing the output by 13.7% month-on-month and by 30.7% on the year.

All major power systems combined generated 6,799 GWh gross, up by 4.1% from September and 5.6% more compared to October 2020.

More details on the production from renewables follow in the table below:

Technology: Gross production in GWh: Month-on-month change: Year-on-year change: Share in October:
Biomass 155 4.1% 8.7% 6.6%
Wind 793 3.6% 22.7% 33.6%
Solar PV 1,149 21.1% 40.9% 48.6%
Solar CSP 47 171.7% NA 2.0%
Small run-of-river hydro 191 14.5% 3.6% 8.1%
Geothermal 27 -7.9% 41.5% 1.1%

The total installed renewables-based capacity across Chile’s three grid systems reached 8,033 MW in October. Non-conventional renewables now account for 30.0% of the total installed capacity in the country.

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