This is an archived release.
Electricity consumption in power-intensive manufacturing falls considerably
The production of electricity in power-intensive manufacturing came to 2 643 GWh in January 2009; a decrease of 9.2 per cent compared with the corresponding month last year. The decrease is mostly due to lower demand from abroad.
The consumption of electricity excluding power-intensive manufacturing came to 9 399 GWh in January; an increase of 3.0 per cent compared with the corresponding month last year. The increase can be viewed in conjunction with temperature differences. The average temperature for Norway was 2.8oC above normal in January, while it was 4.5oC above normal in the corresponding month last year. Households, services and manufacturing other 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 3.2 per cent from December to January 2009, while seasonally adjusted figures increased by 0.4 per cent.
Production of electricity
The production of electricity came to 13 845 GWh in January 2009; an increase of 1.5 per cent compared with the corresponding month last year and the third highest production figure ever recorded.
The filling was below the median during January and amounted to 58.1 per cent at the end of week 4. The median filling for the corresponding period over the last 17 years is 62.6 per cent.
High exports of power
Norway’s exports of power came to 1 176 GWh in January, while imports totalled 544 GWh. This gave a net export of 632 GWh, an increase of 31.7 per cent compared with the corresponding month last year.