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The annual electricity statistics give an overview of economic key figures of the power market and follow the development in the supply and use of electricity.

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95.8 %

the share of hydro power in electricity production in 2015

Electricity balance (GWh)
2015SharePer cent
2014 - 2015
Production, total144 511100.01.8
Hydro power production138 45095.81.7
Thermal power production3 5462.5-0.7
Wind power production2 5151.713.4
 
Imports7 41116.8
Exports22 0380.5
 
Gross consumption129 8842.8
Pump storage use and other own consumption2 30536.5
Loss and statistical difference7 530-1.4
Net consumption120 049100.02.6
Mining and manufacturing etc.53 47944.52.0
Services etc.25 85321.50.4
Private households and agriculture40 71833.94.7

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Table 1 
Power stations, by type. Maximum output. Number. MW

Power stations, by type. Maximum output. Number. MW
All types of powerHydro powerThermal powerWind power
Power stationsOutput (MW)Power stationsOutput (MW)Power stationsOutput (MW)Power stationsOutput (MW)
20151 06533 8371 00331 372361 59826867
20141 03833 69797731 240361 59825859
20131 02533 48696831 033341 63523818
201299432 86093730 509361 64621705
201193332 08288329 969341 60116512
201081031 68876629 693301 57014425
200978931 25573929 539331 29317423
200873730 57269129 4132976417395
200772030 07667628 9572877116348
200670429 29666328 7252628715284

Table 2 
Generation, imports, exports and consumption of electricity. GWh

Generation, imports, exports and consumption of electricity. GWh
Production, totalHydro power productionThermal power productionWind power productionImportsExportsGross consumptionConsumption in the power stationsPump storage consumptionLoss and statistical differenceNet consumption
1999122 445121 882538256 8578 776120 5269966158 395110 520
2000142 816142 289496311 47420 529123 76168267310 051112 355
2001121 608121 0265552710 7607 162125 2066738059 967113 761
2002130 473129 837561755 32915 002120 8006026659 338110 195
2003107 245106 08494321813 4725 587115 1304888637 950105 829
2004110 472109 29192925215 3343 842121 9645697289 335111 332
2005137 811136 4528604993 65315 695125 7696351 0919 995114 048
2006121 400119 7291 0356369 8028 947122 25556751510 073111 100
2007137 164134 7361 5368925 28415 320127 1285581 54310 417114 610
2008142 108139 9811 2149133 41417 291128 2316371 3389 948116 308
2009131 773126 0774 7199775 65014 633122 7906591 1358 629112 367
2010123 630117 1525 59987914 6737 123131 1805605749 490120 556
2011127 631121 5534 7951 28311 25514 329124 5575441 8077 263114 943
2012147 716142 8103 3581 5484 19022 006129 9005601 5369 098118 706
2013133 975128 6993 3951 88110 13515 140128 9706207868 024119 540
2014141 968136 1813 5702 2176 34721 932126 3836929977 637117 057
2015144 511138 4503 5462 5157 41122 038129 8846931 6127 530120 049

Table 3 
Electricity generation, by type, county and ownership group. GWh

Electricity generation, by type, county and ownership group. GWh1
Production, total2015
201320142015Hydro power productionThermal power productionWind power productionConsumption in the power stationsPump storage consumption
1The electricity generation in "Sogn og Fjordane" and "Nordland" of 2014 has been corrected on 30 November 2016.
Total133 975141 967144 511138 4503 5462 5156931 612
 
Østfold4 3505 3745 1665 16060110
Akershus88082185383716090
Oslo11613312420104000
Hedmark2 2992 7612 5442 506390240
Oppland7 1107 3527 1757 17500443
Buskerud9 77410 88010 87110 86920430
Vestfold161632320000
Telemark14 38714 38415 54615 5083801212
Aust-Agder4 5315 3745 7325 7320045100
Vest-Agder9 88511 87511 25210 8211732591396
Rogaland11 60013 07414 35214 0374427149883
Hordaland16 88419 65820 18518 98991628027166
Sogn og Fjordane14 84015 72515 64615 57806852380
Møre og Romsdal6 7436 0196 2405 6232084091225
Sør-Trøndelag4 0794 3264 5263 9961463851420
Nord-Trøndelag2 7552 8603 6753 461102043123
Nordland17 50214 88614 00513 916089545
Troms - Romsa3 2203 3193 0302 74015014070
Finnmark - Finnmárku2 9263 0633 4941 4541 63140950
Svalbard776763063060
 
Central government53 42853 54852 74749 3792 592775201683
 
County/municipality66 73274 21576 18174 4654911 225479891
...County municipal3 7053 9714 7594 6810784323
...Joint municipal52 82259 32560 50358 9144521 137410583
...Municipal10 20410 92010 91910 870391026285
 
Private13 81614 20415 58314 6064635151338

Table 4 
Net consumption of electricity, by type and consumer group. GWh

Net consumption of electricity, by type and consumer group. GWh
Total consumption of electricity2015
20142015Ordinary consumptionFlexible consumption
ALL CONSUMER GROUPS117 057120 049116 7363 313
 
POWER INTENSIVE MANUFACTURING35 36236 05835 203854
Manufacture of pulp, papir and paperboard3 2953 2683 027241
Industrial chemicals7 2917 3926 817575
Iron, steel and ferroalloys5 1354 9784 9780
Non-ferrous metals19 64120 41920 38139
 
MINING AND EXTRACTION7 1967 6067 6060
Mining5685175170
Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas together with support activities for this sector6 6287 0897 0890
 
MANUFACTURING EXCLUDING POWER INTENSIVE MANUFACTURING7 7617 7037 092612
Food products, beverages and tobacco2 6772 6972 404293
Other manufacturing5 0845 0064 688319
 
VARIOUS SUPPLY AND REMIDIATION ACTIVITIES2 0952 1121 406706
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution together with distribution of gas thorugh mains50555050842
Steam and air conditioning supply1 0151 001343658
Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remidiation activities5755615556
 
TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE1 6591 7921 77021
Passenger rail transport, freight rail transport, other urban and suburban transport5966416410
Other transport and storage9931 0831 06121
Postal and courier activities7068680
 
CONSTRUCTION AND OTHER SERVICES24 10124 06123 346715
Construction1 2711 3091 29910
Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles4 5174 4474 41532
Accomodation, food and beverage service activities1 5351 5561 52531
Information and communication7497537512
Financial and insurance activities2952812784
Real estate activities4 2654 1784 067110
Professional, scientific and technical activities7177467388
Administrative and support service activities70371468925
Public administration and defence, compulsory social security4 5164 6094 381228
Streets and road lighting5955645640
Education1 5661 5361 44392
Human health and social work activities1 8611 8481 707141
Arts, entertainment and recreation71273371320
Activities of membership organisations4945024966
Other service activities3052852806
 
PRIVATE HOUSEHOLDS AND AGRICULTURE38 88240 71840 313404
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1 7151 7881 657130
Hot-houses247240115125
Private households34 91436 57236 423149
Cottages and holiday houses2 0062 1182 1180

Table 5 
Total net consumption of electricity, by consumer group and county. GWh

Total net consumption of electricity, by consumer group and county. GWh
Total consumption of electricity2015
20142015Power intensive manufacturingMining and extractionManufacturing excluding power intensive manufacturingVarious supply and remidiation activitiesTransportation and storageConstruction and other servicesPrivate households and agriculture
Total117 057120 05136 0607 6067 7062 1141 79024 06340 717
 
Østfold5 7855 9021 990553387831 0912 114
Akershus7 6077 855112323222403782 3784 394
Oslo8 7648 8206882615972783 5834 024
Hedmark2 9613 05012439691168541 677
Oppland3 3773 50079641371571 0351 839
Buskerud4 3354 46020810448108901 2442 353
Vestfold3 5923 6121341144556669891 912
Telemark5 5915 7492 949437645378541 484
Aust-Agder1 8121 81822451552811489907
Vest-Agder6 3806 4843 39838949664327751 329
Rogaland10 66910 9703 4231 0176411182411 9553 575
Hordaland12 37413 0652 6742 9209511301312 2743 985
Sogn og Fjordane6 6476 8995 076163122522560888
Møre og Romsdal10 84611 4056 3051 144629121561 0992 051
Sør-Trøndelag5 9775 9201 6761335397631 3982 320
Nord-Trøndelag3 3183 2941 2171127821306381 099
Nordland10 06910 0875 75455454921221 2772 334
Troms - Romsa3 6663 65176111180100339911 575
Finnmark - Finnmárku3 2223 45301 924622243558844
 
Svalbard62570211112113

Table 6 
Net consumption of total electricity in households per capita, by county. kWh

Net consumption of total electricity in households per capita, by county. kWh1
Total net consumption of electricity in households per capita
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
1Calculated on the basis of the population at the beginning of the year.
Total7 4987 7117 3936 7686 8197 1086 9607 1587 0807 2217 7816 9567 2827 2766 7877 078
 
Østfold6 8727 1356 8526 4136 3966 5796 5646 6036 5427 0007 5716 6866 8676 9446 5036 677
Akershus7 4668 4407 6017 1566 4977 1847 1597 2857 3507 5718 1277 1937 4437 4566 9497 271
Oslo6 8726 8776 7566 2596 2706 9777 0907 2076 8616 6757 2976 5136 7016 3045 9226 208
Hedmark6 8967 3727 7916 1086 2376 3696 3576 4526 4536 8707 5616 7286 9577 2616 9517 251
Oppland7 1077 5777 3126 7646 8256 8246 6686 8896 8857 2177 8186 9647 3697 6477 2427 483
Buskerud7 1356 9997 8596 7486 7156 8896 9117 0967 1827 4278 0447 1637 3737 4606 8997 107
Vestfold7 5768 0457 6377 0337 1447 3747 2097 1697 1577 4418 0706 9587 2497 5117 0367 178
Telemark7 9758 2017 8257 2217 4177 4957 3317 5157 4057 6798 3037 3877 6467 9817 3577 568
Aust-Agder7 0987 6297 0826 4656 6026 7626 7216 7676 8327 0617 7496 8477 0497 2936 8116 984
Vest-Agder6 9197 4266 9816 2036 7086 5126 5737 0366 6676 8227 4576 6376 7946 9016 3876 620
Rogaland7 3817 5097 1946 6556 9087 0086 7016 9956 7946 9667 5566 8317 1647 1516 4976 765
Hordaland7 6507 5617 2606 7306 7977 2176 5897 1327 2297 1847 6927 0107 4387 3446 7627 165
Sogn og Fjordane6 9367 0416 4605 9376 5776 5556 2996 6406 6626 8397 4046 7007 0327 1986 5766 920
Møre og Romsdal7 4657 6977 1426 3846 5846 8746 5457 0096 8876 9177 5056 7977 2537 2566 7767 052
Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag7 0577 0506 8046 2626 4346 5446 3416 5556 2906 3446 8796 1156 5266 6036 2716 441
Nordland10 0549 6438 5508 0828 1858 4628 3088 3828 3318 4878 8748 0728 6188 5348 3578 527
Troms - Romsa9 0949 2468 9868 4518 5968 8658 7158 5698 6768 9279 1928 2308 9048 7338 8028 771
Finnmark - Finnmárku9 6459 9229 7888 9629 1779 3789 5709 3809 92110 05710 2189 25910 2709 5119 7149 904

Table 7 
Prices on electricity and grid rent excluding taxes, by consumer group. Øre/kWh

Prices on electricity and grid rent excluding taxes, by consumer group. Øre/kWh
2015
Total average price excluding taxesPrice on electricityGrid rent, weighted averageGrid rent, ordinary consumptionGrid rent, flexible consumption
ALL CONSUMER GROUPS44.026.717.317.76.8
 
POWER INTENSIVE MANUFACTURING28.627.01.61.61.5
Manufacture of pulp, papir and paperboard36.034.11.92.01.2
Industrial chemicals34.331.03.33.41.9
Iron, steel and ferroalloys30.828.72.12.1..
Non-ferrous metals24.824.00.80.80.7
 
MINING AND EXTRACTION28.824.54.34.3..
Mining37.522.315.215.2..
Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas together with support activities for this sector28.625.33.33.3..
 
MANUFACTURING EXCLUDING POWER INTENSIVE MANUFACTURING43.427.416.016.87.1
Food products, beverages and tobacco40.623.417.218.19.3
Other manufacturing45.129.815.316.15.1
 
VARIOUS SUPPLY AND REMIDIATION ACTIVITIES37.723.214.518.85.9
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution together with distribution of gas thorugh mains39.723.016.717.211.3
Steam and air conditioning supply32.322.49.918.85.3
Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remidiation activities44.524.120.420.325.3
 
TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE39.624.714.915.07.1
Passenger rail transport, freight rail transport, other urban and suburban transport30.821.59.39.311.3
Other transport and storage43.525.617.918.16.8
Postal and courier activities44.824.720.120.034.7
 
CONSTRUCTION AND OTHER SERVICES47.025.521.521.911.7
Construction50.025.924.124.215.5
Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles45.124.420.720.712.5
Accomodation, food and beverage service activities45.024.420.620.712.4
Information and communication46.425.720.720.718.4
Financial and insurance activities46.024.721.321.418.0
Real estate activities46.725.421.321.511.9
Professional, scientific and technical activities44.024.119.920.010.3
Administrative and support service activities47.225.421.822.211.6
Public administration and defence, compulsory social security48.626.422.222.713.3
Streets and road lighting48.825.922.922.915.2
Education47.525.621.922.511.7
Human health and social work activities45.426.718.719.77.5
Arts, entertainment and recreation51.025.925.125.316.1
Activities of membership organisations52.927.025.926.012.4
Other service activities52.627.325.325.69.9
 
PRIVATE HOUSEHOLDS AND AGRICULTURE54.527.227.327.58.9
Agriculture, forestry and fishing48.025.222.823.98.6
Hot-houses35.522.712.818.17.9
Private households53.427.226.226.29.9
Cottages and holiday houses81.930.151.851.840.0

Table 8 
Price on electricity, grid rent and taxes, by county. Øre/kWh

Price on electricity, grid rent and taxes, by county. Øre/kWh
2015
Total price on electricity, grid rent and taxesPrice on electricityGrid rentTaxes
The whole country83.027.226.229.6
 
Østfold82.627.323.931.4
Akershus79.027.321.030.7
Oslo79.327.321.230.8
Hedmark91.825.732.833.3
Oppland90.026.530.632.9
Buskerud83.925.826.431.7
Vestfold79.027.121.230.7
Telemark88.428.227.632.6
Aust-Agder87.326.828.132.4
Vest-Agder86.926.428.232.3
Rogaland79.325.523.030.8
Hordaland83.127.324.331.5
Sogn og Fjordane103.425.842.035.6
Møre og Romsdal89.926.730.332.9
Sør-Trøndelag90.027.629.532.9
Nord-Trøndelag96.328.833.334.2
Nordland77.629.133.614.9
Troms - Romsa68.930.624.913.4
Finnmark - Finnmárku60.626.233.41.0

Table 9 
Prices on electricity traded in the wholesale market and concession power. Øre/kWh

Prices on electricity traded in the wholesale market and concession power. Øre/kWh
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
A. Bilateral contracts, total12.514.716.521.918.919.126.424.131.428.132.728.221.224.023.319.8
A.1 Contracts up to 1 year duration12.518.420.529.223.823.636.024.233.930.042.435.023.729.224.119.5
A.2 Contracts up to 1-5 year duration15.213.617.321.018.818.523.731.037.831.639.834.424.228.624.524.1
A.3 Contracts with more than 5 year duration10.710.510.412.412.412.120.615.520.025.126.423.619.421.322.719.0
 
B. Market power trade, total11.019.021.630.823.824.739.524.340.132.545.637.424.230.624.719.5
B.1 Elspot market11.018.821.630.824.924.739.624.340.132.545.937.424.330.524.619.4
B.2 The regulation market10.319.120.830.523.824.338.424.436.230.243.138.523.830.625.220.0
 
C. Concession power9.310.09.78.77.67.56.87.69.69.310.311.110.610.911.911.5

Table 10 
Economic main figures of the power sector. NOK million

Economic main figures of the power sector. NOK million
2006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Compensations of employees5 7785 9256 2556 7005 8647 4658 0007 9617 0057 942
Production value58 57252 28364 16657 63370 02962 18356 85563 66358 39157 754
Cost of goods and services consumed11 95212 66814 68814 21715 42415 87015 03316 02717 06717 185
Value added46 62039 61549 47843 41654 60546 31341 82247 63641 32440 569
Gross fixed capital formation7 99011 19512 93610 87811 84014 38916 71819 11619 23420 708
Acquisition of fixed assets8 53611 84513 79711 34812 49615 21017 71120 40820 31522 235
Sale of fixed assets5466508614706568219931 2921 0811 527

Table 11 
Income statment for enterprises in electricity supply, by ownership group. NOK million

Income statment for enterprises in electricity supply, by ownership group. NOK million
Total2015
20142015...Joint municipal...County municipal...MunicipalCentral governmentPrivate
Operating income, total110 739104 10453 3043 6957 32228 33111 451
Sales of energy77 08168 22833 9942 5734 12719 3448 190
Sales of transmission25 53127 34815 0861 0052 6497 3781 230
Other operating income8 1268 5284 2241185461 6092 031
 
Operating expenses, total84 29481 92343 8562 7075 50018 82311 037
Purchase of energy39 50235 28018 7409841 4166 3157 825
Purchase of grid services9 0078 5914 8712169831 902618
Other purchases of goods2 0682 4001 46211089572167
Compensation of employees6 9957 9343 9382859512 076685
Depreciation8 8249 4974 6314167643 256429
Other operating expenses17 89818 22110 2156961 2964 7021 312
 
Operating profit26 44522 1809 4489881 8229 507414
 
Financial income, total3 2872 47170351194839684
Dividends on shares/partnerships1 174429-15010972262
Interest recieved685976292215451891
Other financial income1 4281 0664253030249331
 
Financial expenses total4 5184 4652 0532512261 348587
Interest paid2 1813 0211 0912181131 409191
Other financial expenses2 3381 44496233114-60396
 
Financial items, net-1 231-1 995-1 350-199-32-50996
 
Profit on ordinary items before taxes25 21420 1868 0987891 7908 998510
 
Taxes10 7688 4833 5223986983 461403
 
Profit before extraordinary items14 44511 7034 5763911 0925 538108
 
Extraordinary income, total12740002740
Extraordinary depreciation1110001
Other extraordinary expenses562000000
 
Profit extraordinary items-562272-100274-1
 
Taxes on extraordinary items-8688900780
 
Annual profit13 96811 8874 5653911 0925 733107
 
Dividends5 3292 9401 409098051536

Table 12 
Income statement for enterprises in the power industri, by type of utility. NOK million

Income statement for enterprises in the power industri, by type of utility. NOK million
Total2015
20142015Production plantsWholesale plantsDistribution plantsLow integrated plantsHigh integrated plantsGrid companiesElectricity suppliers
Operating income, total110 739104 10442 7768 1986 0981 3306 50919 37519 819
Sales of energy77 08168 22838 1718 1167285402 80714017 725
Sales of transmission25 53127 34822905 1726142 60717 770956
Other operating income8 1268 5284 376811981751 0951 4651 138
 
Operating expenses, total84 29481 92327 7668 0185 3281 1935 43515 60618 577
Purchase of energy39 50235 28010 3537 8295554231 50911114 501
Purchase of grid services9 0078 5912 31721 4891165743 981112
Other purchases of goods2 0682 40067326437264670691
Compensation of employees6 9957 9342 609896742791 1122 385786
Depreciation8 8249 4973 76788381127553 687330
Other operating expenses17 89818 2218 048881 7092271 2214 7732 156
 
Operating profit26 44522 18015 0101797691371 0743 7691 242
 
Financial income, total3 2872 4711 1262108564216618151
Dividends on shares/partnerships1 17442921703222773942
Interest recieved685976292183274951859
Other financial income1 4281 0666171912136906149
 
Financial expenses total4 5184 4652 233231184863601 27695
Interest paid2 1813 0211 35514129352541 20134
Other financial expenses2 3381 44487821855511067560
 
Financial items, net-1 231-1 995-1 106-21-99-22-144-65856
 
Profit on ordinary items before taxes25 21420 18613 9041586701159303 1111 298
 
Taxes10 7688 4836 8544213927348715358
 
Profit before extraordinary items14 44511 7037 049116531885822 397940
 
Extraordinary income, total1274000002740
Extraordinary depreciation111010000
Other extraordinary expenses56200000000
 
Profit extraordinary items-562272-10-1002730
 
Taxes on extraordinary items-8688-10007811
 
Annual profit13 96811 8877 050116531885752 589939
 
Dividends5 3292 9401 49305053309572463

Table 13 
Acquisition and sale of fixed assets, by type of capital. NOK million

Acquisition and sale of fixed assets, by type of capital. NOK million1
2015
AcquisitionSale
1Gross fixed capital formation = acquisition - sale of fixed assets.
Fixed assets, total22 2351 527
 
Water power plants74671
¬ Waterfall rights2337
¬ Waterway regulations72435
 
Hydro-electric power stations4 856230
¬ Building construction, hydro-electric power stations2 68262
¬ Permanent mechanical and electrical equipment, hydro-electric power stations2 174168
 
Thermal power plants1150
¬ Building construction, thermal power plants710
¬ Permanent mechanical and electrical equipment, thermal power plants440
 
Windpower plants1833
¬ Building construction, windpower plants610
¬ Permanent mechanical and electrical equipment, windpower plants1223
 
Transmission systems12 119658
¬ Central grid systems4 246196
¬ Regional grid systems2 801156
¬ Local grid systems5 072305
 
District heating121
¬ Production plants00
¬ Distribution systems111
¬ Other, district heating00
 
Other fixed assets, total4 203565
¬ Control centers500
¬ Street and road lighting26
¬ Motor vehicles and other transport equipment21683
¬ Construction machinery334
¬ Office equipment255144
¬ Offices and premises26332
¬ Dwellings for employees13
¬ Land7618
¬ Other property1 04035
¬ Construction roads1980
¬ Tele935160
¬ Fixed assets, other1 13680

About the statistics

The statistics include production, power exchange and consumption. The monthly electricity statistics should be used when the latest data is needed. The annual figures have more detailed information and also include electricity prices, profit and loss accounts and investments.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Electricity monthly

Gross production of electricity

The main rule is that gross production of electricity should be reported to Statnett. Power plants that do not have a measurement on the generator terminals should report the production as close to the generator as possible.

Exports of electric power

Exports of electric power is power produced in Norway that crosses the Norwegian border.

Imports of electric power

Imports of electric power is power produced abroad that crosses the Norwegian border.

Gross consumption of electricity

Gross consumption of electricity is the sum of gross production of electricity and imports less exports of power.

Pump consumption

Pump consumption is power used to run pump stations that elevate water from a lower to higher level.

Own consumption in the power stations

Own consumption contains light and heating in the power stations in addition to engines, compressors and other production equipment.

Calculated net loss

Net loss is calculated using a fixed loss share relative to production based on net loss reported in the annual electricity statistics. The loss share is calculated using a five year average and is 6 per cent in 2016. The net loss partly depends on distance, temperatures and the quality of the grid.

Net consumption of electric power

Net consumption of electric power is gross consumption of electric power less pump consumption, other own consumption and calculated net loss.

Consumption of electric power in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas production

Electricity consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas consists of all land-based electricity consumption and consumption on offshore installations connected to land by power cable.

Total consumption in power-intensive manufacturing

Total consumption in power-intensive manufacturing is the sum of flexible and ordinary consumption in power-intensive manufacturing. Power-intensive manufacturing is defined as pulp and paper production, industrial chemicals, iron, steel and ferro-alloys in addition to primary aluminium and other metals. The contracts for ordinary and flexible power are different. Flexible power can be stopped in the event of limited net capacity.

Consumption without power-intensive manufacturing and extraction

Consumption without power-intensive manufacturing and extraction is net consumption of electric power less total consumption in power-intensive manufacturing and extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas. Households, services and manufacturing other than power-intensive manufacturing account for the majority of this consumption.

Electricity annual

Gross production of electricity refers to the production that is measured on the generators. The net production may also be calculated by subtracting own consumption in the power stations.

Exports of electric power is power produced in Norway that crosses the Norwegian border.

Imports of electric power is power produced abroad that crosses the Norwegian border.

Gross consumption of electricity is the sum of gross production of electricity and imports less exports of power.

Pump consumption is power used to run pump stations that elevate water from a lower to higher level.

Other own consumption contains light and heating in the power stations in addition to engines, compressors and other production equipment.

Ordinary consumption and flexible consumption: The contracts for ordinary and flexible power are different. Flexible power can be stopped in the event of limited net capacity.

Electricity price, i.e. the price that households pay to the electricity suppliers. This part of the power market was deregulated in 1991. Costs relating to electricity certificates, which is a subsidy system for renewable power, are included in the electricity price. According tothe Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) and the Swedish Energy Agency, the cost of electricity certificates was about 1 øre/kWh in 2012 and 2013.      

Grid rent, i.e. the price that households pay for the physical distribution of electricity. Unlike the deregulated electricity price, the grid rent is regulated. 

Taxes consist of tax on consumption of electricity, value added tax (VAT) and subsidies to Enova. All counties in Norway have the same tax rate for the consumption of electricity, apart from some parts of Troms and the whole of Finnmark, which are exempt. The Enova tax was 1 øre/kWh in 2014 and is the same for all households throughout the country. VAT is added after electricity price, grid rent and other taxes have been added. Nordland, Troms and Finnmark are exempt from VAT.   

Production value is defined as turnover corrected for changes in stock of finished goods, work in progress and goods and services bought for resale.

Cost of goods and services consumed is the value of goods and services consumed as input in the production process; excluding fixed assets (consumption is recorded as consumption of fixed capital).

Value added is the sum of production value minus the cost of goods and services consumed.

The consumer groups in the table with information on electricity consumption in Norwegian municipalities have the following content.

Mining and manufacturing etc: Mining and extraction, power intensive manufacturing, manufacturing excluding power intensive manufacturing and various supply and remidiation activities.

Services etc: Transportation and storage and construction and other services.

Households and agriculture etc: Agriculture, forestry and fishing, hot-houses, private households and cottages and holiday houses

Standard classifications

Electricity monthly

Production and consumption of electricity is measured in Gigawatt-hours (GWh). In StatBank, Megawatt-hours (MWh) is used as a measure. The classification is based on the standard industrial classification 2007 (SIC 2007). A description of which industries are covered by the statistics is given in section 3.1.

Electricity annual

The classification is based on the standard for sector classification 2007 (SN2007). There is a description of which industries the statistics comprise in section 3.1.

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Electricity
Topic: Energy and manufacturing

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Energy and Environmental Statistics

Regional level

Electricity monthly

Figures for production and consumption are on national level.

Electricity annual

Municipal and county.

 

Frequency and timeliness

Electricity monthly

Monthly publication. The monthly electricity statistics are published about six weeks after the reference month.

Electricity annual

Annual. The statistics are published 12 months after the reference year.

International reporting

Electricity monthly and Electricity annual

Data from both statistics are reported to Eurostat and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

 

The annual electricity statistics are reported to Eurostat and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Microdata

Electricity monthly

Raw data files are stored in accordance with Statistic Norway’s standard (DataDok).

Electricity annual

Microdata are stored in a Oracle database.

Background

Background and purpose

Electricity monthly

The purpose of the statistics is to map the production and consumption of electricity. The monthly electricity statistics also serve as a basis for analysis and reports. The current statistics date back to 1979.

Electricity annual

The purpose of the statistics is to give an overview over economic key figures of the power market and to follow the development in supply and use of electricity on national level and on county level. The statistics go back to 1937, but have been changed several times since then.

Users and applications

Electricity monthly

External users are the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, IEA and Eurostat.

Internal users of the statistics: the Division for energy and environmental statistics, which uses the data in the energy balance and the energy account; the Division for manufacturing, which uses some of the data in the monthly Index of production. The statistics are also used by the Division for national accounts.

Electricity annual

External users are the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, the Ministry of Finance, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, Enova, the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Eurostat. The Annual electricity statistics are important input to the Energy balance and energy account. The data material is also used by the Divison for National Accounts (930) and Divison Industrial Production Statistics in Statistics Norway.

Equal treatment of users

Electricity monthly and electricity annual

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar.

For more information, see Principles for equal treatment of users in releasing statistics and analyses

Coherence with other statistics

Electricity monthly

The monthly statistics are used in the revision of the annual electricity statistics. The two statistics correspond well.

Electricity annual

Monthly and annual electricity statistics correspond well.

Tables showing electricity prices in the wholesale market and the end-user market are available in the annual electricity statistics and quarterly electricity price statistics. The quarterly electricity price statistics are based on a sample of about 40 enterprises in the wholesale and end-user market, and are released around two months after the end of the quarter. Annual electricity statistics include all the enterprises in the population, and are released about 12 months after the reference year.   

The quarterly electricity price statistics have the most up-to-date electricity prices and provide information about different types of price contracts (spot price, variable price and fixed price). The annual electricity statistics are more detailed and the data source covers the whole population.

Legal authority

Electricity monthly

The Statistic Act § 2-2, 2-3 and 3-2.

Electricity annual

The Statistic act §2-2 and 3-2

EEA reference

Electricity monthly and electricity annual

Data are reported to Eurostat according to Regulation 1099/2008.

 

Data are reported to Eurostat according to Regulation 1099/2008.

Production

Population

Electricity monthly

The population consists of all water, thermal and wind power stations (Standard for sector classification 2007: 35.11). Electricity consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas includes all land-based electricity consumption and consumption on offshore installations connected to land by power cable (Standard for sector classification 2007: 06.1 and 06.2).

Electricity consumption in power-intensive manufacturing based on the standard for sector classification 2007  includes:

17.1 – Pulp and paper production

20.1 – Production of chemical commodity

24.1 – Production of iron, steel and ferroalloy

24.4 – Production of aluminium and other metals

Electricity annual

The enterprise is the statistical unit.

The Electricity statistics contain all electricity plants that have a license for electricity generation, transmission and distribution in addition to trade of electricity.

The Electricity statistics do not contain:

* Production plants having rated output less than 100 kW

* Power stations which although partly owned by Norwegian interests are located outside Norwegian territory

* Electricity production and consumption on offshore installations not connected to land by power cable

* Main office activities in own enterprises

 

Data sources and sampling

Electricity monthly

Statistics Norway receives production data from Statnett, whereas figures for consumption and production on Svalbard are collected by Statistics Norway. Statistics Norway receives pump storage use and figures for power exchange from Nord Pool Spot AS.

Production of electricity:

Total count of all power plants in Norway.

Consumption:

Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas consists of approximately 8 establishments (approximately a total count).

Power-intensive manufacturing consists of approximately 70-75 establishments (approximately a total count).

Electricity annual

Data collection together with Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate.

Total Count.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Electricity monthly

Each Friday, Statistics Norway receives a weekly file from Statnett giving the daily electricity generation for the preceding week. The consumption data are collected by the Division for energy and environmental statistics and Division for manufacturing statistics every month. In addition, Statistics Norway receives data on thermal power production on Svalbard from Bydrift Longyearbyen.

Statnett controls the total volumes in order to detect incorrect decimal points, comma separator errors etc. for large power plants. Plants that receive electricity certificates and guarantees of origin are subject to a separate control. This is also the case for small power plants with machinery of less than 3 MW. Statistics Norway controls that the total figures of hydro power generation, thermal power generation and wind power generation are plausible. In addition, the data on consumption for every establishment in different industries are edited. Where there are major changes compared with previous figures, the establishment is contacted. Data are also compared with the yearly electricity statistics.

Electricity annual

As of 2000, the electricity utilities have reported their data electronically via the system ERAPP.

  • Income statements and balance sheets are controlled by auditors
  • The annual reports of the enterprises are useful in the revision of data
  • Values that are particularly low or high are double checked by contacting the enterprise
  • The power balance is controlled in detail
  • Power sale to different consumer groups should be in line with the Standard Industrial classification of 2002.

Among other things, maximum and minimum values in addition to percentage changes are calculated

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Electricity monthly

According to § 2-4 of the Statistics Act, collected data are subject to secrecy and must be kept or destroyed in a secure manner. Any use of the data must be in accordance with the rules set out by the Data Inspectorate.

Electricity annual

In some municipalities and counties a few units may account for a large share of the electricity production and consumption. However, these figures are not considered to be particularly detrimental for the relevant enterprises.

Comparability over time and space

Electricity monthly

The statistics are comparable back to 1979. However, prior to 1993 the information is less detailed than in later releases.

Until December 2010, pulp and paper production and extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas were included in consumption without power-intensive manufacturing. As from the release in January 2011 these groups are separated into their own consumption groups. Only total consumption in power-intensive manufacturing , non-priority and priority consumption in power-intensive manufacturing and consumption without power-intensive manufacturing and extraction are affected by the changes. The rest of the groups are not influenced by the change.

From January 2016, the basis for calculating net loss was changed from utilising loss shares of the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate to loss shares calculated from net loss reported in the annual electricity statistics. This affects the series net loss, net consumption of electric power and consumption without power-intensive manufacturing and extraction somewhat. The new way of calculating net loss ensures a closer correspondence between the monthly and the annual electricity statistics. All series in Statbank are updated dating back to January 2010

Time series can be downloaded from table 06901 and 08583 in the StatBank.

Electricity annual

In the electricity statistics of 2008 the sale to different end users is based on a new version of Norwegian industry classification (SIC2007) . The most important changes are:

  • The numbers of end users increase from 27 to 36 categories.
  • Power intensive manufacturing now also includes industry 17.1.
  • For the first time we also calculate a grid rent for power intensive manufacturing. Since power intensive manufacturing has a very low grid rent compared to other end users, total grid rent for all end users is not comparable with former years.
  • We do not publish gross value of production, intermediate consumption and value added at factor prices in the electricity statistics of 2008. Instead of these variables we publish production value, cost of goods and services consumed and value added.

The enterprise is the statistical unit. Prior to 1993 the establishment was the unit, defined as all energy activities located in one distribution area. This change concerns only utilities with activities in several distribution areas and it only affects the total count of electricity utilities.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Electricity monthly

The results of a statistical survey normally contain certain collection and processing errors. Collection errors can occur due to a respondent giving incorrect information because they misunderstand a question, or they may forget to answer a question. Processing errors can occur in the data during the optical reading or during revisions of the sample.

Despite various data controls, errors can still occur. These can include errors that were not possible to detect during the control routines or incorrect evaluations by executive officers in Statistics Norway.

The statistics are based on a full count, and thus there are no sampling errors.

Electricity annual

The results of a statistical survey normally contain certain collection and processing errors. Collection errors can occur due to a respondent giving incorrect information because they misunderstand a question, or they may forget to answer a question. Processing errors can occur in the data during the optical reading or during revisions of the sample.

Despite various data controls, errors can still occur. These can include errors that were not possible to detect during the control routines or incorrect evaluations by executive officers in Statistics Norway.

Revision

Electricity monthly

The figures of electricity generation are not revised after the release of the statistics. Minor revisions may occur for the figures of exports, imports and consumption.

Electricity annual

If no large errors are detected after the release of the statistics, the figures are not revised.   

 

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