Romania’s energy consumption up by 4.3 pct in the first eight months of the year

Newsroom 11/10/2016 | 16:49

The final consumption of electricity in the first eight months of this year was 35.51 billion KWh, a growth by 4.3 percent compared with the same period of 2015, according to a release of National Institute of Statistics (INS).

The biggest growth of 5.3 percent was registered in the industrial sector. The household power consumption grew by 1.1 percent, while the public lightning consumption registered a drop of 1.3 percent.

Also, the technological consumption within networks and stations was lower by 6 percent and the exports dropped by 18.3 percent to 54.92 billion KWh.

According to INS data, the total energy production was 43.38 billion KWh,  growing by 14.6 million KWh. The statistics show that in the first eight months the heating station production dropped by 5.4 percent and the one of nuclear station Cernavoda by 4 percent.

On the other hand, the hydroelectric production grew by 15.5 percent, while the wind stations and the photovoltaic production fell by 11.5 percent, respectively 5.5 percent.

During January-August, the main energy resources dropped by 0.9 percent and the electric energy resources remained at the same level compared with the same level of the last year.

The main energy resources amounted to 21.63 million tones of oil (tep) in the first eight months of the year, a drop by 197,000 tep compared with the same period of 2015.

Moreover, the internal production amounted to 13.49 million tep, a drop of 1.16 million tep compared with the same period of 2015.

Georgiana Bendre

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