Romania, Electricity consumption in Romania in 2021 amounted to 55.71 TWh, SEE Energy News
According to the data published by the National Institute for Statistics (INS), electricity consumption in Romania in 2021 amounted to 55.71 TWh, which is 4.2 % more compared to the previous year.
The data show that industrial electricity consumption reached 41.37 TWh, which is 3.6 % more compared to the same period last year. On the other hand, household electricity consumption amounted to 13.8 TWh, which is a 6 % increase. Public lighting consumption rose by 4.6 % amounting to some 537.5 GWh.
Total electricity production reached 59.04 TWh in 2021, which is 5.3 % more compared to the previous year. Production in thermal power plants increased by 8.8 % and reached 22.22 TWh. Production in hydropower plants increased by 11.3 % to 17.25 TWh, while electricity production in nuclear power plant Cernavoda decreased by 1.6 % to 11.28 TWh. Production of wind power dropped by 5.4 % compared to the previous year, reaching 6.58 TWh. Solar power production reached 1.7 TWh, 0.1 % less compared to 2020.
Electricity exports in 2021 amounted to 5.92 TWh, which is by 23 % more compared to 2020. At the same time electricity imports increased by 6.7 % and amounted to 8.11 TWh.
Total production of primary energy resources in 2021 amounted to 18,477 million tons of oil equivalent, which is 1.7 % more than in 2020. Coal production reached 3,670 million tons of oil equivalent (+ 16.5 %), oil production reached 3,104 million tons of oil equivalent (- 4.1 %), while production of natural gas reached 7,211 million tons of oil equivalent (- 1.1 %).