Macedonia's gross electricity output falls 9.6% y/y in May

Author: Oran Viriyincy. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.

SKOPJE (Macedonia), July 25 (SeeNews) – Macedonia's gross electricity production decreased by 9.6% year-on-year to 330,755 MWh in May, the national statistical office, Makstat, said on Wednesday.

Net electricity output dropped by 6.3% year-on-year to 316,174 MWh in May, Makstat said in a statement.

Hydro power plants contributed the largest portion of gross domestic electricity production, generating 205,971 MWh, up 173% compared to May 2017.

Thermal power plants followed with 111,837 MWh in the fifth month of the year, 59% less than in the same month of 2017.

Electricity generated by wind parks decreased by 32% year-on-year to 5,684 MWh, while biogas plants’ output rose 1.4% to 4,331 MWh. Solar parks produced 2,546 MWh of electricity, up 1.3% on the year.

Macedonia’s electricity imports decreased by an annual 7.6% to 169,225 MWh in May. The country exported no electricity in May.

Distribution losses increased 1.6% on the year to 47,162 MWh in May.

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