Peru's renewables share, output down in Nov as hydro takes over

Lima, Peru. Author: KaMpErʎ & Le-tticia.

December 21 (Renewables Now) - Peru’s non-conventional renewables generated 285 GWh of electricity in November, down by 4% year-on-year, the Peruvian ministry of energy and mines said.

The share of non-conventional renewables, which in Peru are wind, solar, biogas and biomass-based power plants, was 5.9% of the total electricity production in November, down from 6.2% in October and 6.3% in November 2020.

The overall electricity production increased by 3.1% year-on-year, largely on hydro power ramp up.

More details follow in the table below:

Technology: November 2021 January-November 2021
GWh Y/Y change: GWh Y/Y change:
Hydro 2,492 35% 28,888 4.5%
Natural gas 1,947 -20% 19,728 21%
Diesel/coal/waste 75 -12% 873 -9%
Bagasse/biogas 49 -13% 504 5%
Wind 160 1% 1,657 -1%
Solar 76 -6.3% 728 3%
Cogeneration with steam 0.22 7% 2.44 -1%
NATIONAL TOTAL: 4,800 3.1% 52,382 9.5%

 

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