N. Macedonia's gross electricity output falls 9.3% y/y in Feb

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SKOPJE (North Macedonia), April 25 (SeeNews) – North Macedonia's gross electricity production fell by an annual 9.3% to 530,794 MWh in February, preliminary data from the national statistical office showed on Thursday.

Net electricity output in February also declined - by 10.6% to 496,201 MWh, Makstat said in a statement.

Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of gross domestic electricity production, generating 348,173 MWh, 47% more than in February 2018.

Hydro power plants followed with 101,474 MWh in the second month of the year, down 47% compared to same month of 2018.

Combined heat and power plants generated 61,442 MWh, down 57% on the year.

Electricity generated by wind parks increased by 61% year-on-year to 13,937 MWh, while biogas plants’ output fell 6.6% to 4,285 MWh. Solar parks produced 1,484 MWh of electricity, up 62% on the year.

North Macedonia’s electricity imports rose by an annual 55% to 217,423 MWh in February, while electricity exports fell to 17,102 MWh from 42,743 MWh last year.

Distribution losses fell 1.8% on the year to 104,245 MWh in February.

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