Lignite-based output up 7% in first nine months, data shows

Despite the decarbonization plan’s ongoing phase-out of the country’s existing lignite-fired power stations, lignite-based electricity output recorded a 7 percent increase in the first nine-month period, compared to the equivalent period a year earlier, according to official data released by power grid operator IPTO.

Also, lignite-based electricity generation represented 9 percent of the energy mix in September, contributing 358 GWh, the IPTO data showed.

Lignite-based electricity generation for the year’s first nine-month period represented 11 percent of the energy mix, resulting in the 7 percent year-on-year increase, the data showed.

Renewables represented 20 percent of the energy mix in September, according to the IPTO data.