This is an archived release.
All time high general consumption
The consumption of electricity excluding power intensive manufacturing came to 8 905 GWh in February 2009. This is an increase of 8.2 per cent compared with the corresponding month last year and the highest figure ever recorded.
The all time high consumption of electricity excluding power-intensive manufacturing can be viewed in conjunction with cold weather in February 2009. 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 fell by 5.6 per cent from January to February 2009, while seasonally adjusted figures increased by 3.4 per cent.
Considerably fall in the electricity consumption of power intensive manufacturing
The consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing came to 2 243 GWh in February, a decrease of 17 per cent compared with the corresponding month in 2008. The decrease is mostly due to lower demand from abroad.
Lower production of electricity
The production of electricity amounted to 12 111 GWh in February 2009, a decrease of 6.5 per cent compared with the corresponding month last year. The filling was below the median during February, and amounted to 45.6 per cent at the end of week 8. The median filling for the corresponding period in the last 17 years is 52.8 per cent.
Net import of power
Norway’s exports of power came to 588 GWh in February, while imports totalled 683 GWh. This gave a net import of 95 GWh.
The consumption of electricity excluding power-intensive manufacturing is strongly affected by seasonal variation 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 (decrease) in the electricity consumption.