Wind-farm capacity rises by 8 MW in October

The country’s interconnected renewable energy sources (RES) capacity changed only slightly in most sectors for the month of October, except the wind-farm sector, which posted an 8-MW increase.

According to data released by LAGIE, the Electricity Market Operator, wind-farm capacity increased from 1,594.52 MW in September to 1,602.52 in October.

All other RES sectors remained virtually unchanged with capacity at small-scale hydropower plants registering 219.84 MW, biomass-biogas units reaching 47.19 MW, and combined heat and power (CHP) capacity amounting 99.07 MW.

As for the interconnected photovoltaic sector, its capacity rose marginally in October to 2,079.50 MW from 2,079.46 MW a month earlier. The total capacity of contracted photovoltaics also rose marginally to 3,081 MW from 3,080 MW.

Marginal capacity changes were also registered in roof-mounted photovoltaic systems, both interconnected and non-interconnected. The LAGIE data showed that interconnected roof-mounted photovoltaic capacity rose to 350.25 MW in October from 350.24 a month earlier. Non-interconnected roof-mounted photovoltaic capacity registered a capacity of 24.16 MW in October from 24.15 MW in September.