This is an archived release.
High consumption of electricity
Gross consumption of electricity came to 13 147 GWh in January, the third highest figure recorded since the measurements started in 1979. The production of power totalled 13 628 GWh.
The consumption in power-intensive manufacturing came to 2 751 GWh in January, 4.5 per cent higher than in the corresponding month of 2007. The consumption in the category “Gross domestic consumption subtracted consumption in power-intensive manufacturing” totalled 10 396 GWh in January, the third highest figure ever recorded. High economic activity may have influenced the high consumption. Households, services and other manufacturing than power-intensive manufacturing accounted for the majority of this consumption.
Continued high production of power
The production of power was 8.4 per cent higher in January 2008 than in the corresponding month of 2007. The high production must be seen in conjunction with good reservoir filling. The filling was higher than the median during January.
Net exports of power
Norway’s imports of power came to 487 GWh in January, while exports totalled 967 GWh.