This is an archived release.
Rise in electricity production
Electricity generation came to 16 376 GWh in January 2016. This is 11 per cent higher compared with January 2015.
|January 2016||Percentages||Change in per cent from the same month in last year|
|Total production of power||16 376||100,0||10.9|
|Hydro power||15 835||96.7||11.7|
|Net consumption of electricity||14 019||100,0||11.1|
|Consumption in extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas||679||4.8||14.3|
|Total consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing||3 116||22.2||4.6|
|Consumption without extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas and power intensive manufacturing||10 224||72.9||13.0|
From January 2016, the basis for calculating net loss was changed from utilising loss shares of the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate to loss shares calculated from net loss reported in the annual electricity statistics. This affects the series net loss, net consumption of electric power and consumption without power-intensive manufacturing and extraction somewhat. The new way of calculating net loss ensures a closer correspondence between the monthly and the annual electricity statistics. All series in Statbank are updated dating back to January 2010.