SEE Region, 39 percent drop in production of variable RES, to 1.8 TWh in the 12th week

, SEE Energy News

Electricity production from variable renewable energy sources in South East Europe decreased significantly during the 12th week, by 39 percent on average, to 1.83 TWh, mainly due to much lower production from wind farms compared to the previous week.

Wind energy production in the SEE fell by a total of 57 percent compared to the 11th week and reached 924 GWh. All markets in the region recorded significantly lower production of wind power plants, with Turkey and Serbia recording the largest percentage of decline – by 70 percent and 67 percent, respectively, to 281 GWh and 12 GWh.

At the same time, wind production in Greece, Romania and Bulgaria was reduced by over 50 percent, to 120 GWh, 78 GWh, and 9 GWh, respectively.

On the other hand, the production of solar energy throughout the region of Southeast Europe recorded a significant increase, by 8 percent on average and amounted to a total of 835 GWh. Most countries in the region saw increases in solar power production, except for Bulgaria, Hungary and Croatia, which saw declines of 6 percent, 9 percent and 11 percent, respectively.

Greece, Romania, Turkey and Italy saw solar production increase by 24 percent, 2 percent, 124 percent, and 2 percent, respectively, largely thanks to clear skies in these markets.

Variable renewable generation in Greece fell in week 12 compared to week 11 by 30 percent to 274 GWh, mainly due to lower wind farm output.

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