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N. Macedonia's gross electricity output up 47.8% y/y in May

N. Macedonia's gross electricity output up 47.8% y/y in May Author: Bert Kaufmann Licence: Creative Commons

SKOPJE (N. Macedonia), July 25 (SeeNews) - N. Macedonia's gross electricity output rose by an annual 47.8% to 412,169 MWh in May, the statistical office said on Monday, citing preliminary data.

Net electricity output increased 45% year-on-year in May - to 383,553 MWh, Makstat said in a statement.

Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of the gross electricity production in May, generating 261,778 MWh, up 130.1% compared to the same month in 2021.

Electricity generated by cogeneration plants and auto-production thermal power stations totalled 550 MWh, down 97.7% on an annual comparison basis. Hydro power plants generated 137,560 MWh, up 10% year-on-year.

Wind parks' output fell 35.8% year-on-year to 5,364 MWh in the month under review, while biogas plants generated 3,780 MWh of electricity, 12.1% lower compared with the same month in 2021.

Solar parks produced 3,135 MWh, up 11.2% on the year.

North Macedonia’s electricity imports decreased by an annual 47.6% to 136,292 MWh in May. Electricity exports came in at 4,280 MWh in May, down 69.6% on the year.

Distribution losses increased by 4.1% on the year to 47,657 MWh in May.