Peru's renewables share down to 5.4% in Dec 2021

The Wayra I wind farm in Peru. Source: Enel SpA

January 18 (Renewables Now) - Peru produced 269 GWh of its power from non-conventional renewables in December 2021, down by around 3% year-on-year, the Peruvian ministry of energy and mines said.

The share of non-conventional renewables in the total electricity production in December was 5.4%, which represented a reduction from 5.9% in November and 5.7% recorded in December 2020.

Peru’s total power production in December rose by 1.9% year-on-year to 4,984 GWh gross.

Details are in the table below:

Technology: December 2021 January-December 2021
GWh Y/Y change: GWh Y/Y change:
Hydro 3,051 7% 31,945 4.7%
Natural gas 1,605 -3% 21,322 18%
Diesel/coal/waste 58 -51% 936 -13%
Bagasse/biogas 52 -6% 561 5%
Wind 144 -3% 1,802 -1%
Solar 73.6 -0.3% 802 3%
Cogeneration with steam 0.27 9% 2.73 1%
NATIONAL TOTAL: 4,984 1.9% 57,371 8.8%

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