Lower electricity production
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ElectricityOctober 2013



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Lower electricity production

Electricity generation came to 10 877 GWh in October 2013. This is 11 per cent lower compared with the same month in 2012.

Generation and consumption of electricity. GWh
October 2013PercentagesChange in per cent from the same month in last year
Total production of power10 877100,0-10.9
Hydro power10 38495.5-11.7
Thermal power3102.91.4
Wind power1831.731.3
Net consumption of electricity9 669100,0-3.7
Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas5926.15.5
Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing2 87329.7-2.3
Consumption without power intensive manufacturing6 20464.2-5.2

While hydro power accounted for 95 per cent of the total electricity generation in October 2013, thermal power and wind power accounted for 3 and 2 per cent respectively.

Net export of power

Norway’s export of power totalled 925 GWh in October 2013, while imports came to 639 GWh. This gave a net export of 286 GWh. In the same month in 2012 there was a net export of 1 079 GWh.

Decline in the total electricity consumption

The gross consumption of electricity came to 10 590 GWh in October 2013; a decrease of 4.9 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.