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European utilities burn more gas and coal in H110 August 2017
European utilities burned more gas and coal for power generation in the first half of the year compared with the same period last year to compensate for lower hydropower and nuclear output.
Spanish utility Endesa said in its H1 results in late July that mainland output from its gas-fired power plants increased by 65% year on year for the period, to 4.7 TWh. Meanwhile, coal-fired generation increased by 77%, to 11.7 TWh, while hydro production fell by 38%, to 3 TWh.
Analysts said Iberian companies had ramped up production from combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants to compensate for lower hydro output levels.
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