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Electric power generation in Latvia down 0.3% in Q1

LETA Latvian News Agency

RIGA, April 21 (LETA) - In the first quarter of 2021, Latvia generated 1,900 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electric power, down 0.3 percent from the same period last year, Augstsprieguma Tikls transmission system operator informed LETA.

Power generation at hydropower plants on the Daugava River reached 764,870 megawatt-hours (MWh) or by 36.9 percent less than in the respective period last year, while power generation in small hydropower plants dropped by 42.4 percent to 20,200 MWh.

Power generation in thermal power plants in the first three months of this year reached 811,886 MWh, which is 2.5 times more year-on-year.

Power generation by Latvia's wind farms in January-March 2021 decreased by 44.4 percent on year to 34,905 MWh, cogeneration plants produced 2.7 percent less energy than a year ago - 90,284 MWh, power plants running on biomass produced by 1.4 percent less energy - 105,227 MWh, and biogas-fired power plans generated 3.9 percent less energy - 72,523 MWh.


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