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Very high power production
The production of electricity amounted to 12 840 GWh in November 2008. This is an increase of 4.1 per cent compared with the corresponding month in 2007 and the second highest figure ever recorded for November.
The high production in November can be viewed in conjunction with a high inflow to the reservoirs and high electricity prices. Roughly 128.2 TWh was produced in the period January-November 2008; an increase of 2.7 per cent compared with the corresponding period in 2007.
Consumption of electricity
The consumption of electricity excluding power-intensive manufacturing came to 8 053 GWh in November 2008; a fall of 2.5 per cent compared with the corresponding month in 2007. This can be viewed in conjunction with high electricity prices, see http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/10/08/10/elkraftpris_en/ . Households, services and manufacturing other than the power-intensive account for the majority of the consumption.
The consumption in power-intensive manufacturing amounted to 2 794 GWh in November 2008; an increase of 1.2 per cent compared with the corresponding month in 2007.
Seasonally adjusted figures
The current consumption of electricity excluding power-intensive manufacturing increased by 17.0 per cent from October to November. Nevertheless, seasonally adjusted figures were more or less the same. This means that the increase must be viewed in conjunction with normal seasonal variation, especially due to temperature differences between October and November.