Lower electricity production
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ElectricityFebruary 2014



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Lower electricity production

Electricity generation came to 11 865 GWh in February 2014. This is 4.5 per cent lower compared with the same month in 2013.

Generation and consumption of electricity. GWh
February 2014PercentagesChange in per cent from the same month in last year
Total production of power11 865100,0-4.5
Hydro power11 34395.6-6.2
Thermal power2762.343.8
Wind power2462.175.6
Net consumption of electricity10 656100,0-6.9
Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas5425.130.7
Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing2 75625.90.8
Consumption without power intensive manufacturing7 35969.1-11.3

While hydro power accounted for 95.6 per cent of the total electricity generation in February 2014, thermal power and wind power accounted for 2.3 and 2.1 per cent respectively.

Net export of power

Norway’s export of power totalled 1 211 GWh in February 2014, while imports came to 1 040 GWh. This gave a net export of 171 GWh. In the same month in 2013 there was a net import of 121 GWh.

Lower total electricity consumption

The gross consumption of electricity came to 11 694 GWh in February 2014; a decrease of 6.8 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.