Rhe balance of the Hungarian electricity market in June was much lower than in 2022, according to the report of the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Office (MEKH).
The gross monthly system load was 8.5% lower than a year earlier, and about 2% of the decrease can be explained by the fact that the average monthly temperature also fell. The situation would have been even worse without the production of small household power plants, with system load falling by 10%.
Power plant output fell by 11% compared to June last year, as planned maintenance for nuclear, lignite and gas plants coincided.
The output of NPP Paks was reduced by a quarter in two-thirds of the month, with the capacity reducing to 236 MW in the last third. Unit 3 of Dunamenti power plant was not operational for two-thirds of June and had barely returned to production when the maintenance at the Gonyu power plant started. The Ujpest power plant remained idle, Nyiregyhaza power plant was out of operation for the whole of June, while Debrecen and Csepel power plants operated on an ad hoc basis.
As a result, gas-fired generation was on average 600 MW short in June, with combined generation almost 23 % lower than in June last year. As the maintenance of unit 4 of TPP Matra has been ongoing since May, the plant’s total capacity was reduced by 224 MW and the total domestic fossil capacity was 20.% below that of June 2022.
Maximum solar generation of 2,533 GWh is 43 % higher than a year earlier. Overall, renewable generation was 64% higher than last year.