Chile raised the share of non-conventional renewables in its gross electricity production to 33.6% in August, as generation from conventional energy sources declined, according to the latest sector report from the Chilean national energy commission (CNE).
The renewables share in July was 31.8%.
Gross electricity production from non-conventional renewables rose by 4.8% month-on-month to 2,390 GWh in August. Compared to the same period a year ago, the output increased by 6.8%.
Conventional power plants, including large hydro, generated 4,722 GWh gross, marking a decline of 3.4% month-on-month and by 1.6% year-on-year.
Production details for non-conventional renewables follow in the table below:
|Technology:||Gross production in GWh:||month-on-month change:||year-on-year change:||Share in August:|
|Small run-of-river hydro||198||0.5%||10.6%||8.3%|
The total net installed non-conventional renewable energy capacity in the country rose to 13,811 MW in August from 13,358 MW in July.
Source : Renewables Now