Peru's renewables reduce production by 14% y/y in Sept

Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines wind farm

October 20 (Renewables Now) - Peru generated 258 GWh of electricity from non-conventional renewable energy sources in September, down by 14% year-on-year, the Peruvian ministry of energy and mines said in its latest estimates report.

The non-conventional renewables, as Peru’s wind, solar and bioenergy plants are collectively referred to, produced 5.5% of the nation’s power in September, a reduction from a 6.4% share they achieved in August.

In September 2020, the renewables share was 6.7%, the report shows.

More details on Peru’s power mix in September are presented in the table below:

Technology: September 2021 January - September 2021
GWh Y/Y change: GWh Y/Y change:
Hydro 1,945 1% 24,033 1.5%
Natural gas 2,415 12% 15,589 33%
Diesel/coal/waste 93 17% 792 3%
Bagasse/biogas 58 8% 351 -3%
Wind 129 -26% 1,323 -1%
Solar 71 0.5% 571 5%
Cogeneration with steam 0.189 2% 1.96 -2%
NATIONAL TOTAL: 4,710 5.6% 42,662 11.0%
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