INS: Final consumption of electricity in Romania up by 10.3 pct in S1

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The final consumption of electricity in Romania stood at 27.623 billion kWh in the first six months of 2016, 10.3 percent higher year-on-year, while the population consumption went up by 1.5 percent in the period under survey, provisional data published Thursday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

According to statistics, between January-June 2016, the primary energy resources decreased by 0.6pct and electricity resources increased by 3.3pct compared to the first half of the year.

The main primary energy resources totaled 15.970 million tonnes of oil equivalent (toe), down by 92.9 thousand toe year-on-year, while domestic production totaled 10.157 million toe, down by 830 700 toe, while imports stood at 5.813 million toe.

Electricity resources stood at 34.562 billion kWh in H1 of 2016, up by 1.104 billion kWh (+ 3.3pct) compared with the first semester of 2015.

INS data shows that production of power plants stood at 12.057 billion kWh, up by 10.8 million kWh (+ 0.1pct), that of hydropower plants to 10.764 billion kWh, up by 742. 6 million kWh (+ 7.4pct), while production of nuclear power plants stood at 5.231 billion kWh, down by 325.3 million kWh (-5.9pct).

Production of wind power in the first half of the year stood at by 3.320 billion kWh, up by 274.1 million kWh year-on-year and solar energy produced in photovoltaic installations stood at 959.5 million kWh, up by 150.7 million kWh.

Final consumption of electricity stood at 27.623 billion kWh, 10.3pct higher year-on-year. Public lighting recorded a 1.3pct decrease, while household consumption increased by 1.5pct.

Export of electricity stood at 3.791 billion kWh in the first six months of 2016, down by 1.248 billion kWh year-on-year, while personal consumption in networks and stations stood at 3.147 billion kWh, down by 216.4 million kWh.

Georgeta Gheorghe

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