Lower electricity production
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The electricity statistics maps the production and consumption of electricity. There was a lower electricity production in August 2013 than in August 2012.

ElectricityAugust 2013



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Lower electricity production

Electricity generation came to 10 140 GWh in August 2013. This is 8.4 per cent lower compared with the same month in 2012.

Generation and consumption of electricity. GWh
August 2013PercentagesChange in per cent from the same month in last year
Total production of power10 140100,0-8.4
Hydro power9 72695.9-9.0
Thermal power2912.9-5.4
Wind power1221.264.9
Net consumption of electricity7 536100,0-0.3
Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas4676.2-5.5
Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing2 89638.4-0.6
Consumption without power intensive manufacturing4 17255.40.6

While hydro power accounted for 95.9 per cent of the total electricity generation in August 2013, thermal power and wind power accounted for 2.9 and 1.2 per cent respectively.

Net export of power

Norway’s export of power totalled 1 904 GWh in August 2013, while imports came to 111 GWh. This gave a net export of 1 793 GWh. In the corresponding month in 2012 there was a net export of 2 510 GWh.

Decline in the total electricity consumption

The gross consumption of electricity came to 8 347 GWh in August 2013; a decrease of 2.5 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.