This is an archived release.
High power production
The production of power was 11 284 GWh in April, an increase of 10.5 per cent compared with the corresponding month last year and the second highest figure ever recorded. Gross consumption of electricity totalled 10 860 GWh, the highest April figure ever recorded.
The production of power in the past twelve months totals 141.9 TWh, an increase of 20.7 per cent compared with the previous twelve-month period. The high production must been seen in conjunction with considerable snow melting and high inflow to the reservoirs in autumn 2007, good filling and expectations of considerable snow smelting and high inflow in autumn 2008.
Record level consumption of electricity
Total consumption excluding power-intensive manufacturing totalled 7 119 GWh in April. This is 11.1 per cent higher than in the corresponding month last year and the highest figure ever. High economic activity and somewhat lower temperatures in 2008 than in 2007 may have contributed to the increase. Households, service industries and other manufacturing than power-intensive manufacturing account for the majority of this consumption.
The consumption in power-intensive manufacturing was 2 816 GWh in April. This is 0.2 per cent more than in the corresponding month last year and the second highest figure ever recorded.
Net exports of power
Norway’s imports of power came to 407 GWh in April 2008, while exports totalled 831 GWh. This resulted in net exports of 424 GWh.