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Power generation at Latvian hydropower plants down 44.1% in 2018

RIGA - In 2018, power generation at Latvian hydropower plants fell 44.1 percent from a year before, according to information from the Central Statistical Bureau.

In 2018, the Latvian hydropower plants generated 2.44 billion kWh of electric power in contrast to 4.368 billion kWh in 2017.

Meanwhile, combined heat and power (cogeneration) plants increased their output by 39.9 percent year-on-year, from 2.968 billion kWh in 2017 to 4.153 billion kWh of electric power in 2018.

Latvia’s wind farms generated 122 million kWh of electric power in last year, down 20.3 percent from 2017 when they generated 153 million kWh of power.

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