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Nearly 12% of electricity came from renewables in 2020

Green Energy

The amount of gross electricity generated from renewable energy sources increased by 17.7% in 2020 and renewable sources provided 11.9% of all electricity output last year, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH) said based on preliminary data.

Gross electricity output rose by 2.3% to 34,924 GWh in 2020.

Solar panels generated 63.7% more electricity than a year before and the capacity of solar panels connected to the electric grid surpassed 2,000 MW, the nominal capacity of the Paks nuclear power plant.

MEKH said that a significant part of the source of primary domestic energy consumption was provided by oil and oil products and natural gas imports, with net imports of the two energy sources totalling 551 PJ.

Hungary continues to have a relatively high import exposure, with the degree of import dependence on all energy sources falling by 13 percentage points to 56.3% in 2020. The share of gas import fell by 39.5 percentage points last year as there were significant gas purchases in 2019 to restock reserves.

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