N. Macedonia's gross electricity output up 7% y/y in Jan

Author: Bert Kaufmann Licence: Creative Commons

SKOPJE (N. Macedonia), March 28 (SeeNews) - North Macedonia's gross electricity production rose by an annual 7% to 579,119 MWh in January, the statistical office said, citing preliminary data.

Net electricity output increased 6.1% year-on-year in January - to 545,795 MWh, Makstat said in a statement on Friday.

Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of the gross domestic electricity production in January, generating 297,620 MWh, up 59.6% compared to the same month in 2021.

Electricity generated by cogeneration plants and auto-production thermal power stations totalled 107,662 MWh in January, down 33.5% on an annual comparison basis.

Hydro power plants generated 151,566 MWh of electricity, down 13.8% year-on-year.

Wind parks' output rose 48.5% year-on-year to 16,459 MWh in the month under review, while biogas plants generated 4,210 MWh of electricity, 16.5% lower compared with the same month in 2021.

Solar parks produced 1,601 MWh, up 48.2% on the year.

North Macedonia’s electricity imports decreased by an annual 15.5% to 287,760 MWh in January. Electricity exports came in at 37,096 MWh in January, down 9.3% on the year.

Distribution losses rose 5.8% on the year to 140,211 MWh in January.

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