Lower electricity production
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The electricity statistics maps the production and consumption of electricity. Electricity production was 3.2 per cent lower in August 2014 compared to August 2013.

ElectricityAugust 2014



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Lower electricity production

Electricity generation came to 9 816 GWh in August 2014. This is 3.2 per cent lower compared with the same month in 2013.

Generation and consumption of electricity. GWh
August 2014PercentagesChange in per cent from the same month in last year
Total production of power9 816100,0-3.2
Hydro power9 39095.7-3.5
Thermal power3143.27.9
Wind power1121.1-8.6
Net consumption of electricity7 536100,00.0
Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas4826.43.2
Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing2 96539.32.1
Consumption without power intensive manufacturing4 08954.3-1.8

While hydro power accounted for 95.7 per cent of the total electricity generation in August 2014, thermal power and wind power accounted for 3.2 and 1.1 per cent, respectively.

Net export of power

Norway’s export of power totalled 1 754 GWh in August 2014, while imports came to 238 GWh. This gave a net export of 1 516 GWh. In the same month in 2013 there was a net export of 1 793 GWh.

Lower total electricity consumption

The gross consumption of electricity came to 8 300 GWh in August 2014; a decrease of 0.6 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.