May 25 (SeeNews) - North Macedonia's gross electricity production increased by an annual 19.5% in March, to 689,998 MWh, the statistical office said on Thursday.
Net electricity output rose by 19.7% year-on-year in March, to 647,89 MWh, Makstat said in a statement, citing preliminary data.
Thermal power plants contributed the largest portion of gross electricity production in March, generating 361,975 MWh, up 21.6% compared to the same month in 2022. Hydro power plants generated 179,972 MWh, up 92.5% year-on-year.
Wind parks' output went up 12.3% to 11,059 MWh in the month under review, while solar parks produced 2,650 MWh, up 1.2% on the year.
Electricity generated by cogeneration plants and auto-production thermal power stations totalled 128,316 MWh, down 24% on an annual comparison basis. Biogas plants generated 6,025 MWh of electricity in March, up 26.4% on the year.
North Macedonia’s electricity imports decreased to 66,791 MWh in March 2023 from 243,000 MWh in March 2022. Electricity exports totalled 127,153 MWh in March, compared to 21,214 MWh exported in the same month of last year.
Distribution losses decreased 15.5% on the year to 77,850 MWh in March.