This is an archived release.
High production in February
The production of power came to 12 929 GWh in February. This is a small decrease compared with the corresponding month last year, but nevertheless the fourth highest figure ever recorded. Gross consumption of electricity totalled 11 965 GWh in February, 3.1 per cent less than the same month in 2007.
The high production of power can be seen in conjunction with a good reservoir filling and information throughout February that it was more snow available in the mountains for the hydro power production of this year than the median for this month. The degree of reservoir filling was higher than the median during February.
Consumption of electricity
The consumption in power-intensive manufacturing came to 2 584 GWh in February, 7.1 per cent more than in the corresponding month in 2007. In the category “Gross domestic consumption subtracted consumption in power-intensive manufacturing”, which for the most part includes households, services and other manufacturing than the power-intensive, consumption totalled 9 381 GWh in February, down by 5,6 per cent compared to February 2007. The average temperature for Norway was 4.6 centigrades above normal in February, while it was 1.1 centigrades below normal in the corresponding month last year (Source: Meteorologisk institutt).
High Net exports of power
Norway’s imports of power came to 243 GWh in February, while exports totalled 1 207 GWh. This gave a net export of 964 GWh.