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Lower electricity consumption
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2011-08-12T10:00:00.000Z
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ElectricityJune 2011

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Lower electricity consumption

Total electricity consumption came to 8 256 GWh in June; a decrease of 2.6 per cent compared with the same month in 2010. So far this year the gross consumption of electricity has fallen by 5.4 per cent.

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

Production, consumption and export surplus of electric energy in June. 1993-2011. GWh

Electricity consumption excluding power-intensive manufacturing and extraction amounted to 4 070 GWh in June 2011. This is 6.6 per cent lower compared with the same month in 2010. In the first half of 2011 the electricity consumption came to 39.5 TWh; a decline of 8.7 per cent compared with the corresponding period last year. The reduction in consumption can be viewed in conjunction with warmer weather in 2011. Households, services and manufacturing other than the power-intensive account for the majority of the electricity consumption excluding power-intensive manufacturing and extraction. The electricity consumption in households amounts to approximately 50 per cent of the electricity consumption excluding power-intensive manufacturing and extraction.

Reduced electricity consumption in extraction of crude oil and natural gas

Electricity consumption in plants for extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas on the mainland, including electricity distributed from the mainland to the Norwegian Shelf, amounted to 296 GWh in June 2011. This is 37 per cent lower compared with the same month in 2010. The decline must be seen in conjunction with reduced activity for some of the plants due to maintenance work in June 2011. In the first half of 2011 the consumption came to 2.6 TWh; 11 per cent lower than the same period in 2010. The electricity consumption in extraction on the mainland comprises receiving and processing plants for crude oil and natural gas.

Electricity consumption in power-intensive manufacturing

Electricity consumption in power-intensive manufacturing was 2 798 GWh in June. This is 1 per cent lower compared with June 2010. In the first half of 2011 the electricity consumption amounted to 16.8 TWh; a rise of 1.4 per cent compared with the corresponding period last year.

Electricity generation

The production of electricity came to 9 262 GWh in June 2011; an increase of 32 per cent compared with the same month in 2010. The rise can be viewed in conjunction with large inflow to the water basins due to much rainfall and melting of snow. In the first half of 2011 the electricity generation was 58 TWh; a decline of 6.4 per cent compared with the same period last year.

Net exports of power in June

Norway’s exports of electricity came to 1 293 GWh in June, while imports totalled 287 GWh. This gave net exports of 1 006 GWh. Norway has had net imports of power in all months previous to June in 2011 and so far this year the net import amounts to 7 TWh. In the first half of 2010 the imports of power was also larger than the export and the net imports was then 6.8 TWh.

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