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Chile Boosts Renewables Share to 33,6% in Aug

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:
Solar PV1,1934.5%14.2%49.9%
Solar CSP00%-100%
Small run-of-river hydro1980.5%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