N. Macedonia's gross electricity output up 2.8% in 2021

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SKOPJE (N. Macedonia), February 25 (SeeNews) - North Macedonia's gross electricity production rose by an annual 2.8% to 5,498.3 GWh in 2021, the statistical office said on Friday, citing preliminary data.

Net electricity output increased by an annual 3.2% last year - to 5,194.9 GWh, Makstat said in a statement.

Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of the gross domestic electricity production in 2021, generating 2,294.2 GWh, down 15.9% compared to 2020.

Electricity generated by cogeneration plants and auto-production thermal power stations totalled 1,570 GWh in 2021, up 37.2% on an annual comparison basis.

Hydro power plants generated 1,451.6 GWh of electricity, up 13.7% year-on-year.

Wind parks' output fell 11.6% year-on-year to 103,336 MWh in the year under review, while biogas plants generated 53,818 MWh of electricity, 6.1% lower compared with 2020.

Solar parks produced 25,293 MWh, up 7.5% on the year.

North Macedonia’s electricity imports decreased by an annual 4.3% to 2,836.8 GWh in 2021. Electricity exports came in at 359,103 MWh last year, down 43.8% on the year.

Distribution losses increased 1.4% on the year to 1,040.8 GWh in 2021.

In December alone, North Macedonia's gross electricity production rose by an annual 19.3% to 594,283 MWh.

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