Romania’s energy consumption went up by 4.2 percent in 2016, to over 55.8 billion kWh, according to data by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
„The main primary energy resources in 2016 amounted to 33.162 million tones equivalent in oil, a growth by 253,500 tep compared with 2015. The main internal production amounted to 20.479 million tep, a drop by 1.582 million tep compared with the previous year and the import was 12.682milion tep. In 2016, the energy resources ampunted to 69.691 billion kWh, a growth by 257.5 million kWh compared with 2015,” says the document.
According to INS, the thermal stations production was 26.567 billion kWh, a drop by 1.671 million kWh (-5.9 percent).
„The hydro stations production was 19.698 billion kWh, a growth by 3.011 billion kWh (18 percent) and the production from nuclear electric stations was 11.285 billion kWh, a drop by 353.9 million kWh (-3 percent).
The production from wind electric stations in 2016 was 6.725 billion kWh, a drop by 380.8 million kWh compared with 2015 and the solar energy in the installations in this period was 1.844 billion kWh, a drop by 142.8 million kWh compared with 2015,” says the source.
The final consumption of energy in this period was 54.840 billion kWh, which is 4.2 percent higher than 2015. The public illumination registered a drop by 1.1 percent and the population consumption went up by 0.3 percent.
The energy sector was 8.587 billion kWh, a drop by 1.916billion kWh.