Romania, Electricity consumption in H1 2022 amounted to 26.37 TWh

, SEE Energy News

According to the data published by the National Institute for Statistics (INS), electricity consumption in Romania in the first half of 2022 amounted to 26.37 TWh, which is 4.4 % less compared to the same period in 2021.

The data shows that industrial electricity consumption reached 19.58 TWh, which is 3.7 % less compared to the same period last year. Household electricity consumption amounted to 6.5 TWh, which is a 7.3 % decrease. Public lighting consumption rose by 12.3 % amounting to some 299.6 GWh.

Total electricity production reached 28.45 TWh in the first six months of 2022, which is 7.6 % less compared to the same period in 2021. Production in thermal power plants decreased by 1 % and reached 10.59 TWh. Production in hydropower plants decreased by 26.7 % to 7.7 TWh, while electricity production in nuclear power plant Cernavoda increased by 2.3 % to 5.19 TWh. Production of wind power in January-June 2022 rose by 17.5 % compared to the same period of 2021, reaching 4.01 TWh. Solar power production reached 954.3 GWh, 9.8 % more compared to the first six months of 2021.

Electricity exports in January-June 2022 amounted to 3.08 TWh, which is by 14.2 % less compared to the same period in 2021. At the same time electricity imports increased by 12.4 % and amounted to 3.85 TWh.

Total production of primary energy resources in the first half of 2022 amounted to 8,788 million tons of oil equivalent, which is 5.4 % less than in 2021. Coal production reached 1,459 million tons of oil equivalent (+ 1 %), oil production reached 1,464.6 million tons of oil equivalent (- 6.2 %), while production of natural gas reached 3,502.2 million tons of oil equivalent (- 5.5 %).