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Lower production of power
The production of power experienced a decrease of almost 20 per cent in May compared to the same month last year. But consumption also decreased.
The production of power in May amounted to 7 932 GWh, a decrease of 19,9 per cent compared to the same period in 2005, but 2,9 per cent higher than the level of production in May 2004. The amount of electricity imported was 1 1715 GWh and 240 GWh were exported. Gross domestic consumption fell by 3,6 per cent compared to May 2005.
Consumption in energy-intensive manufacturing was reduced with 6,6 per cent. Other consumption (Gross domestic consumption subtracted consumption in energy-intensive manufacturing) fell by 2.3 per cent in May.
Monthly temperature for the whole country was 1degree Celsius above normal. The temprature in the Northern parts of Norway were 2-3 degrees higher than normal.
Of the electricity-production of 7 932 GWh, 7 811 GWh was produced by waterpower, 81 GWh fproduced by thermal power production and 41 GWh was produced from wind power. While the thermal power production has remained relatively steady from May 2005 to May 2006, the production of wind power has increased with 32,3 per cent compared to May 2005.
There was net import of 1 277 GWh, while the situation in May last year was a net export of power amounted to 350 GWh.
In the middle of May the reservoir filling was 39,6 per cent of total capacity. From week 20 to week 21 the reservoir filling rose by 3.4 percentage points. The reservoir filling was in week 20 0.4 percentage points above the median and 6.5 percentage points higher than last years level.
See also: Prices of electric energy .