Kosovo's gross power output rises in Q1

Power in California. Author: Jeff Turner. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

PRISTINA (Kosovo), May 15 (SeeNews) – Kosovo's gross power production increased to 1,868.9 GWh in the first quarter of 2019, from 1,416.2 GWh in the fourth quarter of 2018, the statistical agency said on Wednesday.

Thermal power plants produced 1,802.1 GWh of electricity, while hydro power plants generated 66.8 GWh, Kosovo's statistical agency said in a statement.

Kosovo imported 225.5 GWh of electricity during January-March, compared with 347.6 GWh in the last quarter of 2018, whereas its exports increased to 192.0 GWh from 88.6 GWh.

Coal output increased to 2.27 million tonnes in the first three months of 2018 from 1.93 million tonnes in the October-December period of 2018.

Kosovo's power consumption increased 9.9% year-on-year to 1,249.0 GWh in the first quarter, with households having a share of 59.5% in total consumption.

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