Colombia boosts clear energy share to 85.1% in March

April 13 (Renewables Now) – The share of fresh energy in Colombia’s complete electrical energy manufacturing rose to 85.09% in March from 76.4% in February, in keeping with the most recent month-to-month report launched by nationwide grid operator XM Compania de Expertos en Mercados.

Renewables, together with giant hydropower vegetation (HPPs), ramped up their output by 10.64% month-on-month in March to churn out 177.56 GWh per day on common. On the similar time, energy vegetation utilizing fossil fuels decreased manufacturing ranges by 37.31% to a mean of 31.11 GWh/day.

Particulars on renewables are offered within the desk under:

Know-how: Day by day common in March (in GWh/day): month-on-month change: Share in March:
Bagasse biomass 2.18 -24.93% 1.23%
Biogas 0.01 -8.58% 0.01%
HPPs with reservoir 150.36 8.64% 84.68%
Wind 0.17 15.91% 0.10%
Run-of-river hydro 23.70 32.59% 13.35%
Photo voltaic PV 1.13 -0.67% 0.64%

Colombia’s energy sector in complete generated 6,468.58 GWh in March, averaging 208.66 GWh/day, down by 0.68% in comparison with February.

The nation’s demand for electrical energy rose by 4.83% year-on-year in March to six,535.31 GWh, and a few 62 GWh needed to be imported from Ecuador, XM stated.

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