This is an archived release.
Almost unchanged electricity production
Electricity generation came to 12 229 GWh in November 2013. This is 0.5 per cent lower compared with the same month in 2012. From January to November 2013, electricity production was 9.1 per cent lower compared to the same period in 2012.
|November 2013||Percentages||Change in per cent from the same month in last year|
|Total production of power||12 229||100,0||-0.5|
|Hydro power||11 720||95.8||-0.9|
|Net consumption of electricity||10 762||100,0||1.1|
|Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas||556||5.2||-1.8|
|Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing||2 855||26.5||-0.8|
|Consumption without power intensive manufacturing||7 351||68.3||2.1|
While hydro power accounted for 95.8 per cent of the total electricity generation in November 2013, thermal power and wind power accounted for 2.5 and 1.7 per cent respectively.
Net export of power
Norway’s export of power totalled 1 097 GWh in November 2013, while imports came to 680 GWh. This gave a net export of 417 GWh. In the same month in 2012 there was a net export of 588 GWh.
Small increase in the total electricity consumption
The gross consumption of electricity came to 11 812 GWh in November 2013; an increase of 4.9 per cent compared with the same month in 2012. 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.