SKOPJE (Macedonia), September 25 (SeeNews) – Macedonia's gross electricity production decreased by 5.9% year-on-year to 388,978 MWh in July, the national statistical office, Makstat, said on Tuesday.
Net electricity output fell 4.9% year-on-year to 365,938 MWh in July, Makstat said in a statement.
Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of gross domestic electricity production, generating 211,099 MWh, down 21.5% compared to July 2017.
Hydro power plants followed with 159,130 MWh generated in July, up 84.6% compared to the same month of 2017.
Electricity generated by wind parks increased by 13.6% year-on-year to 12,225 MWh in July, while biogas plants’ output added 6.2% to 3,890 MWh. Solar parks produced 2,633 MWh of electricity, down 9% on the year.
Macedonia’s electricity imports increased by an annual 14.6% in July to 205,135 MWh, while exports increased to 44,690 MWh from 8,192 MWh in July last year.
Distribution losses increased 10.4% on the year to 47,456 MWh in July.