June 16 (Renewables Now) - Colombia produced 86.51% of its electricity in May with clean and renewable sources, national grid operator XM Compania de Expertos en Mercados said.
The clean share increased a bit compared to 86.27% in April as hydro power reservoirs started to fill up due to the rainy season.
All power plants in Colombia together generated a total of 6,554.31 GWh in May, averaging some 211.43 GWh per day, up by 1.67% compared to April. Renewables, including large hydro, accounted for 182.91 GWh per day, increasing the production output by 1.95% month-on-month.
More details on Colombia’s clean power production in May can be seen in the table below:
|Technology: ||Daily average in May (in GWh/day): ||month-on-month change: ||Share in May: |
|Bagasse biomass ||1.20 ||-34.16% ||0.66% |
|Biogas ||0.01 ||26.39% ||0.01% |
|HPPs with reservoirs ||156.97 ||2.34% ||85.82% |
|Wind ||0.11 ||-12.57% ||0.06% |
|Run-of-river hydro ||23.60 ||2.78% ||12.90% |
|Solar PV ||1.01 ||-7.54% ||0.55% |