N. Macedonia's gross electricity output down 5.6% y/y in Feb

Author: Bert Kaufmann Licence: Creative Commons

SKOPJE (N. Macedonia), April 26 (SeeNews) - North Macedonia's gross electricity production fell by an annual 5.6% to 470,132 MWh in February, the statistical office said on Tuesday, citing preliminary data.

Net electricity output decreased 7.8% year-on-year in February - to 438,766 MWh, Makstat said in a statement.

Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of the gross domestic electricity production in February, generating 253,588 MWh, up 60.4% compared to the same month in 2021.

Electricity generated by cogeneration plants and auto-production thermal power stations totalled 141,805 MWh in February, down 1.7% on an annual comparison basis.

Hydro power plants generated 59,567 MWh of electricity, down 67.1% year-on-year.

Wind parks' output rose 15% year-on-year to 9,829 MWh in the month under review, while biogas plants generated 3,673 MWh of electricity, 16.3% lower compared with the same month in 2021.

Solar parks produced 1,671 MWh, up 1.8% on the year.

North Macedonia’s electricity imports increased by an annual 2.1% to 275,437 MWh in February. Electricity exports came in at 12,454 MWh in February, down 60.4% on the year.

Distribution losses rose 1.1% on the year to 105,017 MWh in February.

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