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Increased electricity consumption
The use of energy in Norwegian municipalities declined by 0.2 per cent in 2008. The consumption of electricity increased, while the consumption of fossil fuels decreased.
In 2008, total energy use amounted to 224 TWh, of which electricity accounted for 52 per cent.
Lower electricity consumption in households
Household use of energy for stationary use amounted to almost 44 TWh in 2008. This is almost the same as in 2007. Electricity accounted for more than 80 per cent of the total consumption. In 90 of the municipalities, more than 80 per cent of the households’ use of energy was covered by electricity.
Relatively low energy use per capita in Oslo
The stationary energy use in households in Norway was 9.2 MWh per capita in 2008. This is a decline from 9.5 MWh per capita in 2007. Oslo is one of the municipalities with the lowest energy use per capita. On average, households in Oslo used 7.8 MWh per capita in 2008.
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|Inhabitants||Total use of energy||Electricity||Fossil fuels||Biofuels||Energy use per inhabitant|
|Norway, total||4 737 171||43 582.0||80.2||4.1||15.8||9.2|
|0301 Oslo||560 484||4 382.1||87.8||8.7||3.5||7.8|
|1201 Bergen||247 746||2 093.1||86.4||6.3||7.3||8.4|
|1601 Trondheim||165 191||1 354.8||85.4||3.7||11.0||8.2|
|1103 Stavanger||119 586||1 032.9||90.7||1.3||7.9||8.6|
|0219 Bærum||108 144||919.3||90.3||3.2||6.5||8.5|
|1001 Kristiansand||78 919||640.4||83.2||2.1||14.6||8.1|
|0106 Fredrikstad||71 976||634.2||78.7||7.6||13.7||8.8|
|1902 Tromsø||65 286||647.5||89.1||1.4||9.6||9.9|
|1102 Sandnes||62 037||488.7||87.4||2.0||10.6||7.9|
|0602 Drammen||60 145||485.5||86.6||5.4||8.0||8.1|
|0220 Asker||52 922||479.3||90.0||2.5||7.6||9.1|
|0105 Sarpsborg||51 053||428.3||78.0||8.6||13.4||8.4|
|0806 Skien||50 864||474.6||78.5||3.6||17.9||9.3|
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.
For more information:
- Table 1 Energy use by municipality. 2007-2008. GWh
- Table 3 Net consumption of electricity by municipality and user group. 2007 and 2008. GWh
- Table 3 Stationary energy use in households, by municipally and energy sources. 2008
- Table 4 Stationary energy use in households, by municipally and energy sources. 2007