This is an archived release.
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.
|September 2013||Percentages||Change in per cent from the same month in last year|
|Total production of power||9 887||100,0||-9.3|
|Hydro power||9 469||95.8||-10.0|
|Net consumption of electricity||8 085||100,0||-2.1|
|Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas||521||6.4||26.6|
|Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing||2 827||35.0||0.1|
|Consumption without power intensive manufacturing||4 737||58.6||-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.