The share of non-conventional renewables in Chile’s total power production came at 34.7% in May, slipping from the 35% achieved a month earlier, according to the latest figures released by Chilean national energy commission CNE.
Non-conventional renewables generated 2,440 GWh gross of electricity in May, increasing the output by 4.8% month-on-month and by 14.7% compared to the same year-ago period.
Power production from conventional sources rose by 6.5% month-on-month to 4,598 GWh gross, but fell by 8.1% year-over-year.
Generation figures for non-conventional renewables in May are presented in the table:
|Source:||Gross production in GWh:||month-on-month change:||year-on-year change:||Share in May:|
|Small run-of-river hydro||133||24.4%||-0.9%||5.5%|
The total net installed non-conventional renewable energy capacity rose to 12,838 MW in May from 12,725 MW in April. According to CNE’s figures for May, non-conventional renwables made up 40.1% of the total installed generation capacity in Chile.