Rise in electricity production
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ElectricityApril 2014



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Rise in electricity production

Electricity generation came to 11 542 GWh in April 2014. This is 22 per cent higher than the same month in 2013.

Generation and consumption of electricity. GWh
April 2014PercentagesChange in per cent from the same month in last year
Total production of power11 542100,021.8
Hydro power11 04795.721.0
Thermal power3162.752.1
Wind power1791.627.5
Net consumption of electricity9 271100,0-6.9
Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas5576.024.0
Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing2 85130.83.0
Consumption without power intensive manufacturing5 86363.2-13.0

While hydro power accounted for 95.7 per cent of the total electricity generation in April 2014, thermal power and wind power accounted for 2.7 and 1.6 per cent respectively.

Net export of power

Norway’s export of power totalled 1 881 GWh in April 2014, while imports came to 568 GWh. This gave a net export of 1 313 GWh. In the same month in 2013, there was a net import of 1 411 GWh.

Lower total electricity consumption

The gross consumption of electricity came to 10 229 GWh in April 2014; a decrease of 6 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.