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Electric power generation in Latvia up 1.4% in four months

BC, Riga, 25.05.2020.Print version
In the first four months of 2020, Latvia generated 2,298 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electric power, up 1.4 percent from the respective period a year ago, Augstsprieguma Tikls (AST) transmission system operator reported LETA.

Thermal power stations Rigas TEC-1, Rigas TEC-2, Rigas Siltums, Juglas Jauda and Fortum generated 383,208 megawatt hours (MWh) of power. In January-April 2020, power generation by the thermal power stations fell 54.4 percent y-o-y.

Hydropower plants on the Daugava River generated 1,421 GWh of power in January-April 2020, up 59.5% from the same period a year ago, while small hydropower plants generated 41,300 MWh of electric power, or 47% more than a year ago.

Combined heat and power plants generated 121,297 MWh of electricity the first four months of this year, down 28.4 percent against the same period in 2019, and biomass-fired power plants generated 140,467 MWh of power, down 6.2 percent. Power plants running on biogas generated 101,639 MWh of electricity, down 11.6 percent from the first four months of 2019.

Power generation by Latvia’s wind farms increased by 26.2% to 77,285 MWh and solar power stations generated 483 MWh of electricity, up 33.4%. 

According to the Augstsprieguma Tikls report, electricity consumption in Latvia declined 3.4% y-o-y to 2,468 GWh in January-April 2020.

Augstsprieguma Tikls is an independent transmission system operator, which operates the electric power transmission network and ensures security of electric power supply in Latvia, as well as fulfills the following mission: providing power transmission services based on the published transmission service tariffs and providing free third-party access to the transmission network. Augstsprieguma Tikls holds operational control of the transmission system and ensures its stable operation.


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