This is an archived release.
Lower electricity production
Electricity generation came to 9 795 GWh in May 2013. This is 12 per cent lower compared with May 2012, which was a month with a high production level.
|May 2013||Percentages||Change in per cent from the same month in last year|
|Total production of power||9 795||100,0||-12.2|
|Hydro power||9 347||95.4||-13.5|
|Net consumption of electricity||8 587||100,0||1.9|
|Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas||530||6.2||18.8|
|Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing||2 906||33.8||3.0|
|Consumption without power intensive manufacturing||5 151||60.0||-0.2|
Hydro power fell by 14 per cent from May 2012 to May 2013, while wind power and thermal power increased by 34 and 24 per cent respectively in the same period.
Net export of power
Norway’s import of power totalled 1 137 GWh in May 2013, whereas exports came to 1 370 GWh. This gave a net export of 233 GWh. In the same month in 2012 there was a net export of 1 780 GWh.
Increase in the total electricity consumption
The gross consumption of electricity came to 9 562 GWh in May 2013; an increase of 1.9 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.