Romania, Electricity consumption in the first eight months of 2022 amounted to 35.15 TWh

, SEE Energy News

According to the data published by the National Institute for Statistics (INS), electricity consumption in Romania in the first eight months of 2022 amounted to 35.15 TWh, which is 5.3 % less compared to the same period in 2021.

The data shows that industrial electricity consumption reached 26.26 TWh, which is 4.5 % less compared to the same period last year. Household electricity consumption amounted to 8.53 TWh, which is a 7.7 % decrease. Public lighting consumption rose by 3.8 % amounting to some 356.4 GWh.

Total electricity production reached 37.28 TWh in the first eight months of 2022, which is 7.4 % less compared to the same period in 2021. Production in thermal power plants decreased by 1.3 % and reached 14.22 TWh. Production in hydropower plants decreased by 26.2 % to 9.73 TWh, while electricity production in nuclear power plant Cernavoda decreased by 2.3 % to 7.09 TWh. Production of wind power in January-August 2022 rose by 18.4 % compared to the same period of 2021, reaching 4.88 TWh. Solar power production reached 1.36 TWh, 5.5 % more compared to the first eight months of 2021.

Electricity exports in January-August 2022 amounted to 4.39 TWh, which is by 2 % more compared to the same period in 2021. At the same time electricity imports increased by 18.3 % and amounted to 5.77 TWh.

Total production of primary energy resources in the first eight months of 2022 amounted to 11,697 million tons of oil equivalent, which is 4.8 % less than in 2021. Coal production reached 2,024.9 million tons of oil equivalent (+ 1.7 %), oil production reached 1,952.1 million tons of oil equivalent (- 6.4 %), while production of natural gas reached 4,609.1 million tons of oil equivalent (- 4.6 %).