SKOPJE (Macedonia), January 25 (SeeNews) - Macedonia's gross electricity production rose 23% on the year to 555,456 MWh in November, the office of national statistics said on Wednesday.
Net power output increased 25% year-on-year in November to 525,971 MWh, while final electricity consumption edged up 1.4% to 540,805 MWh, the statistical office said in a monthly report.
Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of gross domestic electricity output in November, 260,304 MW, down 1.8% on the year. Hydropower plants followed with 177,720 MWh representing an increase of 17% on an annual basis.
Electricity generated by combined heat and power plants and autoproduction thermal power stations rose more than four times to 104,868 MWh.
Energy produced by wind farms fell 27% on the year to 8,135 MWh, whereas power solar power plants generated 1,119 MWh, 25.2% less than a year ago. Biogas plants' output jumped 76.7% on the year to 3,309 MWh.
Domestic electricity production covered 80% of the country's needs in November, as Macedonia imported 172,548 MWh and exported 32,070 MWh.
Distribution losses totalled 116,409 MWh, up 7.9% on the year.