SKOPJE (Macedonia), June 25 (SeeNews) – Macedonia’s gross electricity production decreased by 8.1% year-on-year to 360,269 MWh in April, the national statistical office, Makstat, said on Monday.

Net electricity output decreased by 5.8% year-on-year to 343,382 MWh in April, Makstat said in a statement.

Hydro power plants contributed the largest portion of gross domestic electricity production, generating 210,485 MWh, up 109.4% compared to April 2017.

Thermal power plants followed with 132,425 MWh in the fourth month of the year, 52% less than in the same month of 2017.

Electricity generated by wind parks decreased by 40.2% year-on-year to 6,556 MWh, while biogas plants’ output rose 17.5% to 4,798 MWh. Solar parks produced 2,488 MWh of electricity, up 3.7% on the year.

Macedonia’s electricity imports decreased by an annual 13.1% to 181,745 MWh in April. The country exported no electricity in April.

Distribution losses decreased 6.4% on the year to 55,835 MWh in April.