Electricity: Thermal Generation Still Rising

Mainly determined by the performance of the energy supply from thermal sources, between January and November 2018 and the same period in 2019, electricity generation in Panama grew by 3%.

Monday, January 13, 2020

According to the most recent report of the General Comptroller of Panama, 10,173 million kWh were generated in the first eleven months of 2019, which is equivalent to a 3% increase over the 9,877 million kWh offered in the same period in 2018.

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The figures show that from January to November the country offered 5.385 million kWh of electricity generated from renewable sources, which includes hydro, wind and solar, a figure that is 31% lower than the 7.827 million kWh reported in the same period in 2018.

For the periods in question, electricity generation from thermal sources increased by 120%, from 1.843 million kWh to 4.060 million kWh.

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