Lower electricity production
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ElectricitySeptember 2013



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Lower electricity production

Electricity generation came to 9 887 GWh in September 2013. This is 9.3 per cent lower compared with the same month in 2012.

Generation and consumption of electricity. GWh
September 2013PercentagesChange in per cent from the same month in last year
Total production of power9 887100,0-9.3
Hydro power9 46995.8-10.0
Thermal power3033.123.9
Wind power1151.2-17.3
Net consumption of electricity8 085100,0-2.1
Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas5216.426.6
Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing2 82735.00.1
Consumption without power intensive manufacturing4 73758.6-5.7

While hydro power accounted for 96 per cent of the total electricity generation in September 2013, thermal power and wind power accounted for 3 and 1 per cent respectively.

Net export of power

Norway’s export of power totalled 1 298 GWh in September 2013, while imports came to 285 GWh. This gave a net export of 1 013 GWh. In the same month in 2012, there was a net export of 1 588 GWh.

Decline in the total electricity consumption

The gross consumption of electricity came to 8 873 GWh in September 2013; a decrease of 4.8 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.