Electric power generation in Latvia down 9.8% in ten months

  • Nov 20, 2020
  • The Baltic Course

During the first ten months of 2020, Latvia generated 4,549 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electric power, down 9.8 % from the same period last year, according to an electricity market review released by Augstsprieguma Tikls transmission system operator writes LETA.

Hydropower plants on the Daugava River generated 2,201 GWh of power in January-October 2020, up 45.9% against the same period a year ago, while small hydropower plants generated 58,417 MWh of electric power, or 41.5% more than a year ago.

Thermal power stations Rigas TEC-1, Rigas TEC-2, Rigas Siltums, Juglas Jauda and Fortum generated 1,303 GWh of power. In January-October 2020, power generation by the thermal power stations fell 46.6% y-o-y.

Biomass-fired power plants generated 322,748 MWh of power, down 1.2%. Combined heat and power plants generated 250,015 MWh of electricity, down 22.2%, and power plants running on biogas generated 257,504 MWh of electricity, down 5.4% from the first ten months of 2019.

Power generation by Latvia’s wind farms increased by 16.9% y-o-y to 142,146 MWh and solar power stations generated 2,000 MWh of electricity, up 32.4%.

Augstsprieguma Tikls is an independent transmission system operator, which operates the electric power transmission network and ensures security of electric power supply in Latvia, as well as fulfills the following mission: providing power transmission services based on the published transmission service tariffs and providing free third-party access to the transmission network. Augstsprieguma Tikls holds operational control of the transmission system and ensures its stable operation.

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