According to the State Statistical Office, the decline in electricity production continues. In September 2020, unlike last year’s production in the same period, production is decreased by 6.6%. This year’s gross production is 455,693 MWh, while last year’s production in September was 488,064 MWh.
The decline in production from thermal power plants is 20%, gross production this year in September was 208,481 MWh, compared to last year’s production in this period of 260,915 MWh. This is due to the overhaul of Block 3 from Mining Power Complex “Bitola” and with the completion of the overhaul, production is expected to return to last year levels.
The production of electricity from hydro-power plants on the other hand is still higher than last year by 31%, but with the disconnection of these plants due to the unfavorable hydro-logical situation is expected to have a reduction in production in the next period.
According to the State Statistical Office, the gross domestic production of electricity participates with 85.3% in the gross domestic consumption of electricity, while 97.7% of the total coal consumption is used for electricity production.