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Peru’s renewables account for 5.3% of electricity production in March

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Peru produced 5.3% of its electricity from renewable sources in March, the energy ministry informed on Monday.

During the month, the electricity production from the country’s wind, solar, biomass and biogas plants rose by 26% on the year. Wind and solar farms increased production by 25% and 10%, respectively, the ministry said without providing detailed generation figures for each source.

The overall electricity production reached 4,945 GWh in March, coming from both the national grid (SEIN) and the isolated systems, representing a 5.8% year-on-year increase. The country’s hydropower sources generated 3,177 GWh, up 5.8%, while thermal power plants produced 1,400 GWh this March, compared to 1,340 GWh last year.

The ministry said that the production increase mainly supported the demand from Peru’s mining and industrial activities, among others.

Source: https://renewablesnow.com

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