MINEM: economic recovery boosts the growth of electricity production in Peru

This version of Minem was released using machine translation.

At the end of November of this year, the total electric power production recorded nationally, including Isolated Systems and the National Interconnected Electric System (SEIN), stood at 4,800 gigawatt hours (GWh), an increase of 3, 1% compared to the same month of the previous year, said the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM).

According to official statistics, of the total generated, 97% (4,653 GWh) went to the national electricity market and 147 GWh were generated for their own use.

This increase in electricity production is based on the economic recovery that the country is experiencing thanks to the various industries that have operated with strict security measures promoted by the government.

In the technical report entitled “Main indicators of the national electricity market”, prepared by the General Directorate of Electricity of MINEM, it is specified that the production plants, which are part of the SEIN, produced 4,646 GWh in November, a value more than 3.2% higher than what was generated in the same month last year.

Regarding the origin of electricity production, statistical data indicate that the hydroelectric power stations produced 2,492 GWh, ie 35% more than the production of the same month of 2020; and on the thermal units side, they recorded 2,072 GWh this month, 19% less than what had been generated in November 2020.

Likewise, in terms of production with unconventional renewable energy resources (solar, wind, bagasse and biogas), the technical report indicates that in November it accumulated a production of 285 GWh, an amount of energy that represents 5, 9% of national production during the period analyzed.

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