This is an archived release.
Continued high production
The production of power amounted to 10 551 GWh in May, an increase of 0.9 per cent compared with the corresponding month last year and the second highest figure ever recorded. Gross consumption of electricity totalled 9 661 GWh, also the second highest figure ever recorded for May.
The high production must been seen in conjunction with considerable snow melting and high inflow to the reservoirs. Throughout the month, the filling was above the median and totalled 51.7 per cent at the end of week 21. The median filling for the corresponding period in the last 17 years is 44.7 per cent.
Consumption of electricity
Total consumption excluding power-intensive manufacturing amounted to 5 622 GWh in May, a decrease of 2.6 per cent from the corresponding month last year but nevertheless the third highest figure ever recorded. Households, services and other manufacturing than power-intensive manufacturing account for the majority of this consumption.
The consumption in power-intensive manufacturing came to 2 940 GWh in May, an increase of 3.3 per cent from the corresponding month last year and the second highest figure ever recorded.
Net exports of power
Norway’s imports of power came to 425 GWh in May 2008, while exports totalled 1315 GWh. This resulted in net export of 890 GWh.