Lower electricity production
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ElectricityMay 2013



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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.

Generation and consumption of electricity. GWh
May 2013PercentagesChange in per cent from the same month in last year
Total production of power9 795100,0-12.2
Hydro power9 34795.4-13.5
Thermal power3113.224.0
Wind power1371.433.7
Net consumption of electricity8 587100,01.9
Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas5306.218.8
Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing2 90633.83.0
Consumption without power intensive manufacturing5 15160.0-0.2

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.