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North Macedonia’s gross electricity generation up 4.5% year-on-year in August

By on October 25, 2021 0

SKOPJE (North Macedonia), Oct. 25 (SeeNews) – North Macedonia’s gross electricity production rose 4.5 percent annually to 520,327 MWh in August, the statistical office said on Monday, citing preliminary data.

Net electricity generation rose 2.8 percent year-on-year in August – to 492,064 MWh, Makstat said in a statement.

Thermal power plants contributed most of the gross domestic electricity production in August, generating 216,082 MWh, up 58.3% from the same month in 2020.

Electricity produced by cogeneration plants and self-generated thermal plants amounted to 161,604 MWh in August 2021, down 0.7% on an annual basis.

Hydroelectric plants produced 128,948 MWh of electricity, down 29.1% year-on-year.

Production from wind farms fell 26.9% year-on-year to 6,838 MWh in the month under review, while biogas plants generated 4,229 MWh of electricity, or 13.6% less per year. compared to the same month in 2020.

The solar parks produced 2,626 MWh, up 2.4% over the year.

North Macedonia’s electricity imports fell 19.3% per year to 107,652 MWh in August. Electricity exports amounted to 41,288 MWh in August, down 60.8% on the year.

Distribution losses increased by 11.2% over the year to 51,221 MWh in August.