This is an archived release.
Lower electricity production
The production of power in September was 7 835 GWh. This is a decline of 18.4 per cent compared to the same month last year and 6.4 per cent lower than last month. The export amounted to 548 GWh and the import was 654 GWh.
The production of power in September was 7 835 GWh. Of this, hydro power amounted to 7 699 GWh, thermal power was 89 GWh and wind power 47 GWh. The production of power was largest in Nordland and second largest in Hordaland. So far this year it has been produced 91 761 GWh of power. Compared to the same period of last year this level is 7.3 percent lower.
In the beginning of September, the reservoir filling was 60.2 per cent. During the month the reservoir filling increased by 2.0 percentage points and was 62.2 at the end of week 39. At this period the reservoir filling was 25.4 percentage points below the median.
Net import of electricity
Compared to September 2005, a change from net export to net import has taken place. The import of power was 654 GWh and the export of power was 548 GWh. Hence, the net import of electricity was 106 GWh.
Lower consumption of electricity
Gross domestic consumption of electricity in September was 7 940 GWh, and this is 11.5 per cent lower than the corresponding month last year. The consumption in energy-intensive manufacturing was 2 510 GWh, which is a decrease of 6.2 percent compared to September last year.
The consumption in the category "gross domestic consumption subtracted consumption in energy-intensive manufacturing" was 5 430 GWh. This is a decrease of 13.0 per cent
compared to the corresponding month last year. One of the reasons for the fall in consumption was the high temperature in September. The monthly temperature for the entire country was 3.0 (C higher than normal.
See also Prices of electric energy .