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Indicator – Tech-Science – Nearly two-thirds of domestic electricity was carbon-neutral last year

Domestic electricity production totaled 35,805 gigawatts last year, up 2.5 percent from the previous year. 63.8 percent of the electricity generated came from carbon-neutral sources, and the share of solar energy in total total production was 10.6 percent, according to the first preliminary data of the Hungarian Energy and Utilities Regulatory Authority (MEKH).

According to information sent Thursday to MTI, domestic electricity consumption rose 5.3% year on year last year, with net imports accounting for 26.3% of the total consumption.

44.7 percent of the carbon-neutral electricity generated came from nuclear power and 19.2 percent from renewables.

The amount of electricity produced from renewable sources increased by 24.2% compared to the previous year. In production, 55.2 percent of renewables were provided by solar energy, 25.9 percent from biomass, and 9.5 percent from wind energy.

The amount of electricity generated from solar power plants reached 3,793 gigawatt-hours last year, an increase of 54.3 percent over the previous year. in total production

The share of solar energy was 10.6 percent, two percentage points higher than the share of coal and coal products.

Fossil energy products made up 35.1 percent of total electricity production, while other sources made up 1 percent, according to data available on the agency’s website.

(MTI)

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