Lower electricity use in municipalities
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Energy use by municipality (discontinued)2005-2006

Statistics on energy use by municipality has been discontinued.



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Lower electricity use in municipalities

The use of energy in Norwegian municipalities increased by 1.1 per cent in 2006. The consumption of fossil fuels increased while the consumption of electricity decreased.

In 2006, total energy use was amounted to 212 TWh, of which electricity accounted for 53.6 per cent.

Lower electricity consumption in households

Household use of energy for stationary use amounted to almost 44 TWh in 2006. This is 0.3 per cent less than in 2005. Electricity accounted for about 71 per cent of the total. In 87 municipalities, more than 80 per cent of the households’ use of energy was covered by electricity.

The electricity consumption in dwellings amounted to 32.4 TWh in 2006. This is 0.9 per cent less than in 2005. The largest decline was seen in Møre og Romsdal county, with a decline of 4.7 per cent. The electricity consumption per citizen in dwellings was 7.0 MWh on average.

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Comparability with other statistics

The figures presented here differ somewhat from the figures presented in the Energy balance . Among other things, this is because energy use outside 5 nautical kilometres is not included in the statistics for energy use by municipality.


The statistics are based on a combination of data on actual use of energy by municipality and estimates based on national and county figures.

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