Lower electricity production
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ElectricityFebruary 2013



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Lower electricity production

Electricity generation came to 12 426 GWh in February 2013. This is 14 per cent lower compared with the same month in 2012, which was a month with a record high production level.

Generation and consumption of electricity. GWh
February 2013PercentagesChange in per cent from the same month in last year
Total production of power12 426100,0-13.9
Hydro power12 09497.3-13.2
Thermal power1921.5-40.4
Wind power1401.1-18.3
Net consumption of electricity11 444100,0-0.8
Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas4143.6-27.2
Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing2 73323.9-2.1
Consumption without power intensive manufacturing8 29872.51.4

Hydro power, thermal power and wind power fell by 13, 40 and 18 per cent respectively from February 2012 to February 2013.

Net import of power

Norway’s import of power totalled 1 115 GWh in February 2013, while exports came to 994 GWh. This gave a net import of 121 GWh. In the same month in 2012 there was a net export of 1 707 GWh.

Decrease in the total electricity consumption

The gross consumption of electricity came to 12 547 GWh in February; a decline of 1.4 per cent compared with the same month last year. The gross consumption of electricity encompasses consumption in the groups extraction of crude oil and natural gas, power-intensive manufacturing and electricity consumption excluding power-intensive manufacturing and extraction. Net loss, pump storage use and other own consumption in the power stations are also included.