Lower electricity production
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ElectricityJuly 2013



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Lower electricity production

Electricity generation came to 9 739 GWh in July 2013. This is 6 per cent lower compared with the same month in 2012.

Generation and consumption of electricity. GWh
July 2013PercentagesChange in per cent from the same month in last year
Total production of power9 739100,0-5.5
Hydro power9 27895.3-7.3
Thermal power3263.354.3
Wind power1361.457.4
Net consumption of electricity7 228100,00.5
Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas5677.829.3
Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing2 83539.2-0.9
Consumption without power intensive manufacturing3 82752.9-1.7

Hydro power accounted for 95.3 per cent of the total electricity generation in July 2013, while thermal power and wind power accounted for 3.3 and 1.4 per cent respectively.

Net export of power

Norway’s export of power totalled 1 880 GWh in July 2013, while imports came to 286 GWh. This gave a net export of 1 594 GWh. In the same month in 2012 there was a net export of 1 816 GWh.

Decline in the total electricity consumption

The gross consumption of electricity came to 8 145 GWh in July 2013; a decrease of 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.