This is an archived release.
Lower electricity consumption
The consumption of electricity excluding power intensive manufacturing came to 7 858 GWh in November 2009; a decline of 2.4 per cent compared with the corresponding month last year. The electricity consumption in power intensive manufacturing is still low.
The decline in the consumption of electricity excluding power intensive manufacturing can be viewed in conjunction with high average temperatures in November. The average temperature in Norway was 3.0 degrees above normal and 2.1 degrees higher compared with the same month last year. Households, services and manufacturing other than the power-intensive accounted for the majority of the consumption.
The electricity consumption in power intensive manufacturing amounted to 2 253 GWh in November; 19.4 per cent lower than in the corresponding month in 2008. The decrease in electricity consumption is mostly due to lower demand from abroad caused by the financial crisis.
Lower electricity production
The production of electricity amounted to 12 291 GWh in November. This is a 4.4 per cent decrease compared with same month last year.
The reservoir level dropped to 79.0 per cent at the end of week 47. This is 3.8 percentage points below the median level for this week.
Net export of power in November
Norway’s imports of electricity came to 454 GWh in November, while exports totalled 1 573 GWh. This gave net exports of 1 119 GWh. So far this year Norway has a net export of 8 348 GWh, down 34 per cent compared to the corresponding period in 2008.