Romania, Electricity consumption in Romania in the first two months of 2022 amounted to 9.13 TWh

, SEE Energy News

According to the data published by the National Institute for Statistics (INS), electricity consumption in Romania in the first two months of 2022 amounted to 9.13 TWh, which is 1.8 % less compared to the same period in 2021.

The data show that industrial electricity consumption reached 6.5 TWh, which is 2.1 % less compared to the same period last year. Household electricity consumption amounted to 2.52 TWh, which is a 1.1 % decrease. Public lighting consumption dropped by 0.9 % amounting to some 102.7 GWh.

Total electricity production reached 10.11 TWh in the first two months of 2022, which is 2.2 % less compared to the same period in 2021. Production in thermal power plants decreased by 1.4 % and reached 4 TWh. Production in hydropower plants decreased by 24.2 % to 2.25 TWh, while electricity production in nuclear power plant Cernavoda increased by 7 % to 1.98 TWh. Production of wind power in January-February 2022 rose by 28.7 % compared to the same period of 2021, reaching 1.7 TWh. Solar power production reached 186.2 GWh, 27.8 % more compared to the first month of 2021.

Electricity exports in January-February 2022 amounted to 994.8 GWh, which is by 9.3 % less compared to the same period in 2021. At the same time electricity imports decreased by 2.5 % and amounted to 1.22 TWh.

Total production of primary energy resources in the first two months of 2022 amounted to 2,946 million tons of oil equivalent, which is 3 % less than in 2021. Coal production reached 450 million tons of oil equivalent (+ 0.4 %), oil production reached 481.6 million tons of oil equivalent (- 4.6 %), while production of natural gas reached 1,174 million tons of oil equivalent (- 6 %).