This is an archived release.
Higher electricity production in July
Electricity generation came to 10 208 GWh in July 2014. This is 4.8 per cent higher compared with the same month in 2013.
|July 2014||Percentages||Change in per cent from the same month in last year|
|Total production of power||10 208||100,0||4.8|
|Hydro power||9 812||96.1||5.8|
|Net consumption of electricity||7 032||100,0||-2.7|
|Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas||502||7.1||-11.5|
|Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing||2 884||41.0||1.4|
|Consumption without power intensive manufacturing||3 646||51.9||-4.5|
While hydro power accounted for 96.1 per cent of the total electricity generation in July 2014, thermal power and wind power accounted for 3.1 and 0.8 per cent respectively.
Net export of power
Norway’s export of power totalled 2 496 GWh in July 2014, while imports came to 137 GWh. This gave a net export of 2 359 GWh. In the same month in 2013 there was a net export of 1 594 GWh.
Lower total electricity consumption
The gross consumption of electricity came to 7 848 GWh in July 2014; a decrease of 3.6 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.