This is an archived release.
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.
|August 2013||Percentages||Change in per cent from the same month in last year|
|Total production of power||10 140||100,0||-8.4|
|Hydro power||9 726||95.9||-9.0|
|Net consumption of electricity||7 536||100,0||-0.3|
|Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas||467||6.2||-5.5|
|Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing||2 896||38.4||-0.6|
|Consumption without power intensive manufacturing||4 172||55.4||0.6|
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.