Hungary’s 12 % electricity production from RES last year

, SEE Energy News

According to data published by Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH), the amount of gross electricity generated from renewable energy sources increased by 17.7 % in 2020 and renewable sources provided 11.9 % of electricity production last year. Gross electricity production rose by 2.3 % to 34,924 GWh in 2020.

Solar panels generated 63.7 % more electricity than a year before and the capacity of solar panels connected to the electricity network surpassed 2,000 MW, which is the nominal capacity of nuclear power plant Paks.

MEKH said that a significant part of the source of primary domestic energy consumption was provided by oil and oil products and natural gas imports, with net imports of the two energy sources totaling 551 PJ.

Hungary continues to have a relatively high import exposure, with the degree of import dependence on all energy sources falling by 13 % to 56.3 % in 2020. The share of gas imports fell by 39.5 % last year as there were significant gas purchases in 2019 to restock reserves.