This is an archived release.
Decrease in electricity consumption
The gross consumption of electricity amounted to 9 053 GWh in September, a decline of 3.0 per cent compared with the corresponding month in 2007. The consumption of electricity excluding power-intensive manufacturing fell by 3.9 per cent from September 2007 to September 2008.
The consumption of electricity excluding power-intensive manufacturing came to 5 458 GWh in September, a decrease of 3.9 per cent compared with the corresponding month in 2007. This may be seen in conjunction with high electricity prices and higher temperature this year. Households, services and other manufacturing than the power-intensive account for the majority of the consumption.
Seasonally adjusted figures
The current consumption of electricity excluding power-intensive manufacturing increased by 16.3 per cent from August to September. Nevertheless, seasonally adjusted figures show that the consumption of electricity was more or less the same these two months. The increase in current consumption must be seen in conjunction with normal seasonal variations, especially differences in temperature between August and September.
Production of electricity
The production of electricity amounted to 10 231 GWh in September. This is a decline of 11.9 per cent compared with the corresponding month in 2007, but nevertheless the third highest figure ever recorded for September.
The consumption of electricity excluding power-intensive manufacturing is strongly affected by seasonal variations during the year. The most important source of seasonal variation is temperature. However, seasonal variation in production and consumption may also contribute.
Seasonally adjusted figures indicate whether an increase (a decrease) in the original electricity data excluding power-intensive manufacturing is due to seasonal variation or an underlying increase.
See also: Prices of electric energy