Electricity: Thermal Generation Doubles

Partly determined by the behavior of the energy supply from thermal sources, between January and October 2018 and the same period in 2019 the electricity generation in Panama grew 120%.

Friday, December 6, 2019

According to the latest report of the General Comptroller's Office of Panama, in the first ten months of 2019 9,253 million kWh were generated, which is equivalent to an increase of 3% with respect to the 8,990 million offered in the same period of 2018.

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The figures specify that from January to October the country offered 4,820 million kWh of electricity generated from renewable sources, including hydropower, wind and solar, a figure that is 32% lower than the 7,101 million kWh reported in the same period of 2018.

For the periods in question the generation of electricity by thermal sources increased 120%, going from 1,698 million kWh to 3,736 million kWh.

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