Peru's renewables achieve 5.5% share in May

The Rubi solar farm, Peru. Image source: Enel Peru (

June 20 (Renewables Now) - Peru generated 5.5% of its electricity in May with non-conventional renewable energy sources, the Peruvian ministry of energy and mines said.

This compared to 5.2% in May a year ago, and to 5.8% in April.

The combined production output from non-conventional renewables -- solar, wind, bagasse biomass and biogas-fired power plants -- rose by 7% year-on-year to 269 GWh of electricity in May.

Peru’s electricity sector in total generated 4,905 GWh in May, up by 1.9% on the year.

Figures for the non-conventional renewables are shown in the table:

Technology: May 2022 January-May 2022
GWh y/y change GWh y/y change
Bagasse/biogas 35 2% 169 -11%
Wind 172 7% 768 2%
Solar 62 9% 325 1.7%

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