This is an archived release.
Lower electricity production
Electricity generation came to 9 476 GWh in April 2013. This is 22 per cent lower compared with the same month in 2012, which was a month with a record high production level.
|April 2013||Percentages||Change in per cent from the same month in last year|
|Total production of power||9 476||100,0||-21.6|
|Hydro power||9 128||96.3||-22.1|
|Net consumption of electricity||9 954||100,0||4.3|
|Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas||449||4.5||-10.9|
|Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing||2 767||27.8||-0.3|
|Consumption without power intensive manufacturing||6 738||67.7||7.6|
Hydro power and thermal power fell by 22 and 27 per cent from April 2012 to April 2013 respectively, while wind power increased by 65 per cent in the same period.
Net import of power
Norway’s import of power totalled 1 975 GWh in April 2013, whereas exports came to 564 GWh. This gave a net import of 1 411 GWh. In the same month in 2012, there was a net export of 1 556 GWh.
Increase in the total electricity consumption
The gross consumption of electricity came to 10 886 GWh in April; an increase of 3.4 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.