Power Generation in Latvia Down 32% in January

RIGA, Feb 25 (LETA) - In January 2019, electric power generation in Latvia fell 32 percent from the same period a year ago to 599,324 megawatt hours (MWh), according to an electricity market review released by Augstsprieguma Tikls transmission system operator.

Thermal power stations Rigas TEC-1, Rigas TEC-2, Rigas Siltums, Juglas Jauda and Fortum generated the bulk of that amount, or 386,583 MWh of power. In January 2019, power generation by the thermal power stations increased 72.5 percent year-on-year.

Hydropower plants on the Daugava River generated 81,465 MWh of power in January 2019, which is 6.4 times less than in the same period a year ago, while small hydropower plants generated 3,495 MWh of electric power, or 2.9 times less than a year ago.

Combined heat and power plants generated 46,002 MWh of electricity this January, up 1.6 percent against January 2018, and biomass-fired power plants generated 38,718 MWh of power, up 7.2 percent. Power plants running on biogas generated 29,871 MWh of electricity, down 2.8 percent from January 2018.

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