This is an archived release.
Lower power production
Production of electricity came to 12 131 GWh in March 2009; a decline of 11 per cent compared with the corresponding month last year.
So far this year, 38.1 TWh of electric power has been produced; a decrease of 5.2 per cent compared with the corresponding month in 2008. The filling was below the median during March and amounted to 32.2 per cent at the end of week 13. The median filling for the corresponding period in the last 17 years is 39.5 per cent.
Net export of power
Norway’s imports of power came to 603 GWh in March, while exports totalled 924 GWh. This gave a net export of 858 GWh.
Consumption of electricity excluding power intensive manufacturing
The electricity consumption excluding power intensive manufacturing amounted to 8 409 GWh in March 2009; a decline of 0.8 per cent compared with the corresponding month in 2008. Households, services and manufacturing other than the power-intensive account for the majority of the consumption.
The current consumption of electricity excluding power-intensive manufacturing fell by 5.6 per cent from February to March 2009, while seasonally-adjusted figures fell by 4.8 per cent.