July 11 (Renewables Now) - Colombia’s renewable energy power plants produced 88.36% of the country’s electricity in June, equivalent to a daily average of 170.08 GWh, Colombian grid operator XM Compania de Expertos en Mercados informed on Friday.
Compared to May, renewables increased power production by 5.66% month-on-month. Colombia's hydroelectric power plants (HPPs), particularly those with a reservoir, were the largest producers during the month, generating on average 167.59 GWh per day. The hydropower production increased by 5.28% month-on-month to occupy 98.54% of the renewables share.
More details on the renewables share in the Colombian power mix in June are presented in the following table:
|Source:||Daily average in June (in GWh)||Share in %||m/m change in %|
|HPP with reservoir||144.38||84.89||5.02|
Fossil fuels generated on average 22.41 GWh per day, a decrease of 27.51% month-on-month.