Higher electricity production
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The electricity statistics map the production and consumption of electricity. Electricity production was 9.1 per cent higher in October 2014 compared to October 2014.

ElectricityOctober 2014



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Higher electricity production

Electricity generation came to 11 870 GWh in October 2014. This is 9.1 per cent higher compared with the same month in 2013.

Generation and consumption of electricity. GWh
October 2014PercentagesChange in per cent from the same month in last year
Total production of power11 870100,09.1
Hydro power11 29395.18.8
Thermal power3272.85.3
Wind power2492.136.6
Net consumption of electricity9 544100,0-1.3
Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas6456.88.9
Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing2 96831.13.0
Consumption without power intensive manufacturing5 93262.2-4.3

While hydro power accounted for 95.1 per cent of the total electricity generation in October 2014, thermal power and wind power accounted for 2.8 and 2.1 per cent respectively.

Net export of power

Norway’s export of power totalled 1 794 GWh in October 2014, while imports came to 549 GWh. This gave a net export of 1 245 GWh. In the same month in 2013 there was a net export of 286 GWh.

Small increase in total electricity consumption

The gross consumption of electricity came to 10 625 GWh in October 2014; an increase of 0.3 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.