SKOPJE (N. Macedonia), June 24 (SeeNews) - North Macedonia's gross electricity production rose by an annual 34.9% to 459,910 MWh in April, the statistical office said on Friday, citing preliminary data.
Net electricity output increased 36% year-on-year in April - to 430,650 MWh, Makstat said in a statement.
Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of the gross domestic electricity production in April, generating 268,427 MWh, up 24.2% compared to the same month in 2021.
Electricity generated by cogeneration plants and auto-production thermal power stations totalled 4,017 MWh in April, up 134.6% on an annual comparison basis.
Hydro power plants generated 173,045 MWh of electricity, up 59.6% year-on-year.
Wind parks' output fell 1.3% year-on-year to 7,713 MWh in the month under review, while biogas plants generated 4,080 MWh of electricity, 9.7% lower compared with the same month in 2021.
Solar parks produced 2,627 MWh, up 7.3% on the year.
North Macedonia’s electricity imports decreased by an annual 51.7% to 167,784 MWh in April. Electricity exports came in at 712 MWh in April, down 25.8% on the year.
Distribution losses fell 2.3% on the year to 65,769 MWh in April.