Almost unchanged electricity production
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ElectricityJanuary 2014



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Almost unchanged electricity production

Electricity generation came to 14 643 GWh in January 2014. This is 0.2 per cent lower compared with the same month in 2013.

Generation and consumption of electricity. GWh
January 2014PercentagesChange in per cent from the same month in last year
Total production of power14 643100,00.2
Hydro power14 07296.1-0.5
Thermal power3132.10.7
Wind power2581.875.6
Net consumption of electricity12 708100,0-2.9
Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas5944.71.4
Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing2 99623.60.3
Consumption without power intensive manufacturing9 11871.7-4.2

While hydro power accounted for 96.1 per cent of the total electricity generation in January 2014, thermal power and wind power accounted for 2.1 and 1.8 per cent respectively.

Net export of power

Norway’s export of power totalled 1 460 GWh in January 2014, while imports came to 771 GWh. This gave a net export of 689 GWh. In the same month in 2013 there was a net export of 240 GWh.

Lower total electricity consumption

The gross consumption of electricity came to 13 954 GWh in January 2014; a decrease of 2.9 per cent compared with the same month in 2013. 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.

Some additional establishments in 'consumption of priority electricity in industrial chemicals'Open and readClose

On the basis of an annual review of the monthly electricity statistics the sample of consumption of priority electricity in industrial chemicals has been extended to include some additional establishments from January 2014.