Almost unchanged electricity production
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The electricity statistics maps the production and consumption of electricity. The electricity production was almost unchanged in March 2014 compared to March 2013.

ElectricityMarch 2014



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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.

Generation and consumption of electricity. GWh
March 2014PercentagesChange in per cent from the same month in last year
Total production of power12 259100,0-0.4
Hydro power11 70395.5-2.1
Thermal power3222.672.4
Wind power2351.937.4
Net consumption of electricity10 913100,0-8.6
Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas6115.641.3
Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing3 00127.51.6
Consumption without power intensive manufacturing7 30266.9-14.7

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.