This is an archived release.
All time high electricity production
Electricity generation came to 11 323 GWh in May 2014. This is 16 per cent higher compared with the same month in 2013 and the highest figure ever recorded for May.
|May 2014||Percentages||Change in per cent from the same month in last year|
|Total production of power||11 323||100,0||15.7|
|Hydro power||11 036||97.5||18.1|
|Net consumption of electricity||8 524||100,0||-0.7|
|Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas||404||4.7||-24.0|
|Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing||3 000||35.2||3.1|
|Consumption without power intensive manufacturing||5 121||60.1||-0.4|
While hydro power accounted for 97.5 per cent of the total electricity generation in May 2014, thermal power and wind power accounted for 1.5 and 1.0 per cent, respectively.
Net export of power
Norway’s export of power totalled 1 852 GWh in May 2014, while imports came to 189 GWh. This gave a net export of 1 663 GWh. In the same month in 2013 there was a net export of 233 GWh.
Higher total electricity consumption
The gross consumption of electricity came to 9 661 GWh in May 2014; an increase of 1.1 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.