This is an archived release.
Lower electricity consumption
Gross domestic consumption of electricity was 6.6 per cent lower in August than in the same period last year. The production of power was 11 per cent lower than in august 2005, but 10.2 per cent higher than in August 2004.
The production of power was 8 370 GWh, while the import and export was 518 and 1 030 GWh respectively.
Fall in consumption
Gross domestic consumption of electricity was 7 858 GWh. This represents a fall of 6.6 per cent compared to 2005. Consumption in energy-intensive manufacturing was reduced with 6.7 per cent, and the category other consumption (Gross domestic consumption subtracted consumption in energy intensive industry) also fell. It was 5 189 GWh, a reduction of 6.4 per cent compared to the same period last year.
The production of power was 8 370 GWh. Of this, 8 248 GWh was produced by waterpower, 98 GWh came from thermal power production, and 24 GWh was produced from wind power. The net export (export minus import) in August was 512 GWh, while net export for the same month last year amounted to 996 GWh. In the beginning of August, the reservoir filling was 60.1 per cent of total capacity, and it remained steady throughout the month. The reservoir filling in the middle of August was 25.2 percentage points above the median and 23.2 percentage points lower than last year's level.