Renewables register slight capacity increase in July

The total capacity of renewable energy sources, concerning the country’s interconnected system, increased slightly in July, according to the latest report released by LAGIE, the electricity market operator.

Wind-energy capacity reached 1,608.72 MW in July from 1,576.52 MW in the previous month. No month-to-month capacity changes were registered in the small hydropower, CHP, and biomass categories, their respective levels remaining at 219.84 MW, 99.07 MW, and 334.00 MW.

Ground-mounted photovoltaic systems registered a marginal increase to 2,078.54 MW in July from 2,077.28 a month earlier.

Total contracted capacity for renewable energy sources remained steady at 3,080 MW.

As for rooftop photovoltaic systems, the capacity for interconnected systems rose marginally to 350.13 MW, from 350.04 MW in June. The total for non-interconnected systems also registered a small increase, to 24.09 MW from 24 MW.

The total capacity of biogas-biomass systems rose slightly to 47.19 MW in July from 47.07 MW in June.