According to data prepared by the Latvian transmission system operator AS, the amount of electricity generated in Latvia reached 3086 GW in the first five months of 2021, an increase of 13.1% compared to the same period last year. high voltage network.
1690 GWh of this electric capacity, an increase of 3.7% compared to the first five months of the previous year, was produced by the dam of the Daugawa hydroelectric power plant. The amount of electricity generated by small hydropower plants decreased by 20.1% to 37,348 MWh.
The amount of electricity generated by thermal power plants reached 872,728 MWh in the first five months, an increase of 71% compared to the same period last year.
The amount of electricity produced by biomass power plants in the first five months was 167,914 MWh, a decrease of 3.1% compared to the same period last year. The quantity produced by solar thermal power plants was 133,439 MW (6.8% less). The amount of electricity produced at the biogas plants reached 118,810 MWh, a decrease of 8.1% compared to the same period last year.
The amount of electricity generated from wind turbines reached 61,436 MW, a decrease of 32% over the previous year. Solar panel plants produced 805 megawatt hours of electricity, a drop of 2.9%.
the look i made high voltage network It also shows that electricity consumption in Latvia in the first five months was 3,109 GWh, down 2.9% from last year.
Forecasts also indicate that extreme thermal power plants with significant power generation operated for only a few hours in May, generating a total of 11,785 MW, which is 10.8 times less than in May 2020. gas and carbon dioxide emissions, which makes production less economically viable.
At the same time, the amount of electricity generated by the Daugawa HPP reached 80%, despite a decrease in production in absolute terms compared to April 2021.
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