N. Macedonia's gross electricity output down 14.7% y/y in Apr

Author: Nick Page. License: CC BY 2.0

SKOPJE (North Macedonia), June 25 (SeeNews) – North Macedonia's gross electricity production decreased by an annual 14.7% to 340,762 MWh in April, the statistical office said on Friday, citing preliminary data.

Net electricity output fell by 15.8% year-on-year in April - to 316,488 MWh, Makstat said in a statement.

Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of the gross domestic electricity production in April, generating 216,063 MWh, down 4.9% compared to the same month in 2020.

Hydro power plants followed with 108,455 MWh of electricity output, down 22.3% year-on-year.

Wind parks' output increased by 5% year-on-year to 7,813 MWh in the month under review, while biogas plants generated 4,521 MWh of electricity, up 5.3% on the year.

Solar parks produced 2,198 MWh, down 4% on the year.

Electricity generated by cogeneration plants and auto-production thermal power stations totalled 1,713 MWh in April 2021, compared with 18,755 MWh in the same month last year.

North Macedonia’s electricity imports increased by an annual 73.7% to 347,438 MWh in April. Electricity exports came in at 960 MWh in April, as no comparison figures were provided.

Distribution losses increased by 17.8% on the year to 67,348 MWh in April.

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