Bosnia: Electricity production, consumption trends 2014 stats report

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In 2014 total electricity generation amounted to 15,030 GWh or 7.8 % less in comparison to the previous year, which was marked by exceptionally favourable hydrological conditions.

Hydro power plants produced 5,821 GWh, that is, 18.3 % less than in 2013. Notwithstanding this, the previous year may also be described as favourable in hydrological terms, in which the realised generation by hydro power plants was slightly higher than the planned one. Thermal power plants produced 8.921 GWh which is by 0.2 % less in comparison to the previous year. Generation from renewable sources (small hydro, solar and wind power plants) and industrial power plants amounted to 264.1 GWh and 24.6 GWh respectively.

Generation from renewable sources increased by 12.7 % in comparison to 2013, with particular increase in generation by solar, that is, photovoltaic power plants, thus increasing the share in generation by small hydro, solar and wind power plants from 1.5 % to 1.9 %.

A balance surplus of 2,820 GWh was reached as the difference between total generation and total consumption in BIH. An overview of power balance volumes realised in 2014 and the percentage share, that is, break-down of electricity generation,

Total electricity consumption decreased by 349 GWh or 2,8 %, with consumption of customers connected to the transmission network being lower by 8.1 %, while distribution consumption was 0.9 % lower in comparison to the previous year. Thus, the downward trend in electricity consumption, which started in 2013, continued as the consequence of reduced consumption by industrial customers. The largest electricity customer in BIH – Aluminij Mostar consumed 236 GWh less than in 2013.

Electricity taken from the transmission network amounted to 11,379 GWh which is a 3.0 % decrease in comparison to 2013.

A maximum load of the power system in 2014 was recorded on 31 December at 18:00 hrs amounting to 2,207 MW. With this, the historic maximum of 2,173 MW, recorded on the same day and at the same hour in 2010, was exceeded.

Transmission losses amounted to 304 GWh, which is 11.3 % less in comparison to the previous year, which is the consequence of reduced electricity volumes in the transmission network caused, among other things, by the decrease in generation and consumption in comparison to the previous year. Data on monthly losses in the transmission network are provided in Figure 5. The trend of reducing distribution losses continued and they amounted to 1,018 GWh or 10.74 % in relation to gross distribution consumption, which was the lowest level recorded in the history of the BIH power sector. , transmits