This is an archived release.
All-time high consumption of electricity
Gross consumption of electricity came to 12 056 GWh in November, the highest figure ever recorded since the measurements started in 1979. The production of power totalled 12 321 GWh in the same month, which was the fourth highest production figure ever recorded.
The consumption in power-intensive manufacturing came to 2 559 GWh in November, 2.2 per cent more than in the corresponding month last year. In the year to November, the consumption in power-intensive manufacturing declined by 1.1 per cent compared with the corresponding period in 2006.
The consumption in the category “Gross domestic consumption subtracted consumption in power-intensive manufacturing” was 11.4 per cent higher in November compared with the same month in 2006 and the highest level ever recorded for this month. Households, services and other manufacturing than the power-intensive account for the majority of this consumption. In the year to November, the consumption in these industries increased by 4.3 per cent compared with the corresponding period in 2006. The increase can be seen in conjunction with lower electricity prices, somewhat lower temperatures and high economic activity in 2007.
Continued high production of power
The production of power in November was 20.7 per cent higher than in the corresponding month in 2006. The high production must be seen in conjunction with a good filling and high demand for electricity. The filling was higher than the median during November.
Decrease in the filling
The reservoir filling was 92.4 per cent at the beginning of November. Throughout the month, the filling fell by 5.6 percentage points to 86.8 per cent at the end of week 47. The median filling for the corresponding period in the last 15 years is 82.8 per cent.
Norway’s imports of power came to 448 GWh in November, while exports totalled 713 GWh. So far this year, Norway has exported 14 687 GWh, while we have imported 4 465 GWh.