Colombia's clean power share at 86.5% in May

Warmer Bogotá. Image source: Fernando Garcia on Flicker.

June 16 (Renewables Now) - Colombia produced 86.51% of its electricity in May with clean and renewable sources, national grid operator XM Compania de Expertos en Mercados said.

The clean share increased a bit compared to 86.27% in April as hydro power reservoirs started to fill up due to the rainy season.

All power plants in Colombia together generated a total of 6,554.31 GWh in May, averaging some 211.43 GWh per day, up by 1.67% compared to April. Renewables, including large hydro, accounted for 182.91 GWh per day, increasing the production output by 1.95% month-on-month.

More details on Colombia’s clean power production in May can be seen in the table below:

Technology: Daily average in May (in GWh/day): month-on-month change: Share in May:
Bagasse biomass 1.20 -34.16% 0.66%
Biogas 0.01 26.39% 0.01%
HPPs with reservoirs 156.97 2.34% 85.82%
Wind 0.11 -12.57% 0.06%
Run-of-river hydro 23.60 2.78% 12.90%
Solar PV 1.01 -7.54% 0.55%

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