This is an archived release.
Almost unchanged electricity production
Electricity generation came to 12 259 GWh in March 2014. This is 0.4 per cent lower compared with the same month in 2013.
|March 2014||Percentages||Change in per cent from the same month in last year|
|Total production of power||12 259||100,0||-0.4|
|Hydro power||11 703||95.5||-2.1|
|Net consumption of electricity||10 913||100,0||-8.6|
|Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas||611||5.6||41.3|
|Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing||3 001||27.5||1.6|
|Consumption without power intensive manufacturing||7 302||66.9||-14.7|
While hydro power accounted for 95.5 per cent of the total electricity generation in March 2014, thermal power and wind power accounted for 2.6 and 1.9 per cent, respectively.
Net export of power
Norway’s export of power totalled 1 372 GWh in March 2014, while imports came to 1 091 GWh. This gave a net export of 281 GWh. In the same month in 2013 there was a net import of 768 GWh.
Lower total electricity consumption
The gross consumption of electricity came to 11 978 GWh in March 2014; a decrease of 8.4 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.