Chile's renewables share down to 36.8%.

Apr 28, 2023 02:27 PM ET
  • Chile created 36.8% of its power in March from non-conventional eco-friendly sources, Chilean national power commission CNE said in its newest renewables report.
Chile's renewables share down to 36.8%.
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In February, the share of non-conventional renewables in complete electrical energy production was 39%.

March saw an 11.2% month-on-month increase in the total electrical energy production as the nation prepared for winter. Renewables generated 2,666 GWh gross, up by 5.0% month-on-month as well as an increase of 14.4% in annual terms.

Power manufacturing from traditional sources came with 4,579 GWh gross, 15.1% greater than in February but down by 4.7% year-on-year.

The table listed below demonstrate how non-conventional renewables fared in March (source: CNE):

Source: Gross production in GWh: month-on-month change: year-on-year change: Share in March:
Biomass 188 16.7% 12.8% 7.0%
Wind 705 -1.4% -4.3% 26.4%
Solar PV 1,586 6.8% 25.6% 59.5%
Solar CSP 24 -28% >100% 0.89%
Run-of-river hydro 129 11.4% 8.6% 4.9%
Geothermal 34 15.0% -15.3% 1.3%

The overall net set up non-conventional renewable resource capacity in Chile rose to 12,176 MW from 11,992 in February. Non-conventional renewables comprise 38.8% of the complete net mounted generation capacity in Chile, CNE said in its report for March.

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