Macedonia's gross electricity output falls in Feb

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

SKOPJE (Macedonia), April 25 (SeeNews) – Macedonia's gross electricity production fell by 1.9% year-on-year to 581,305 MWh in February,  the national statistical office, Makstat, said on Wednesday.

Net electricity output slightly decreased 0.1% year-on-year to 554,712 MWh in February, Makstat said in a statement.

Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of gross domestic electricity production, generating 233,359 MWh, 34.9% less than in February 2017.

Hydro power plants followed with 192,487 MWh in the second month of the year, up 96.9% compared to the same month of 2017.

Combined cycle heat and power plants generated 141,318 MWh in February, up 13% on the year.

Electricity generated by wind parks increased by 43% year-on-year to 8,634 MWh, while biogas plants’ output rose 28.8% to 4,589 MWh. Solar parks produced 917 MWh of electricity, down 32.9% on the year.

Macedonia’s electricity imports decreased by an annual 10% to 140,429 MWh in February, while electricity exports increased by 28.7% year-on-year to 42,743 MWh.

Distribution losses decreased 0.7% on the year to 106,165 MWh in February.

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