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Cold weather behind high electricity consumption
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2010-04-13T10:00:00.000Z
Energy and manufacturing
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ElectricityFebruary 2010

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Cold weather behind high electricity consumption

Total gross consumption of electricity came to 13 113 GWh in February. This is a record and is 5.9 per cent higher compared with the corresponding month last year.

Production, consumption and export surplus of electric energy per month. GWh

Production, consumption and export surplus of electric energy in February. 1993-2010. GWh

The electricity consumption excluding power intensive manufacturing amounted to 9 771 GWh in February; an increase of 7.8 per cent compared with the corresponding month last year and the highest figure ever recorded for February. The average temperature in Norway was 3.6 degrees below normal in February. This is 2.7 degrees lower compared with the same month last year. Households, services and manufacturing other than the power-intensive accounted for the majority of the consumption.

Continued low consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing

The electricity consumption in power intensive manufacturing came to 2 212 GWh in February; 1.4 per cent lower than in the corresponding month in 2009.

Seasonally-adjusted figures and trend per month. GWh

Electricity production

The production of electricity amounted to 12 588 GWh in February; an increase of 2.4 per cent compared with the same month last year. The increase can be viewed in conjunction with high consumption of electricity and electricity prices in February.

According to NVE, the reservoir level was 37.8 per cent at the end of week 8. This is 15 percentage points below the median level.

Net import of power

Norway’s imports of electricity came to 937 GWh in February, while exports totalled 412 GWh. This gave net exports of 525 GWh.

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