Romania, Electricity consumption in the first seven months of 2021 amounted to 32.46 TWh

, SEE Energy News

According to the data published by the National Institute for Statistics (INS), electricity consumption in Romania in the first seven months of 2021 amounted to 32.46 TWh, which is 7 % more compared to the same period in 2020.

The data show that industrial electricity consumption reached 24.03 TWh, which is 6.7 % more compared to the same period last year. On the other hand, household electricity consumption amounted to 8.12 TWh, which is a 8.4 % increase. Public lighting consumption fell by 3.1 % amounting to some 304.7 GWh.

Total electricity production reached 35.8 TWh in the first seven months of the year, which is 11.4 % more compared to the same period in 2020. Production in thermal power plants increased by 13.2 % and reached 12.63 TWh. Production in hydropower plants increased by 31.6 % to 12.05 TWh, while electricity production in nuclear power plant Cernavoda decreased by 3.5 % to 6.25 TWh. Production of wind power dropped by 11.3 % compared to the same period of 2020, reaching 3.78 TWh. Solar power production reached 1.09 TWh, the same as in the first seven months of 2020.

Electricity exports in January-July 2021 amounted to 4.41 TWh, which is by 52.5 % more compared to the same period in 2020. At the same time electricity imports increased by 4.6 % and amounted to 4.46 TWh.

Total production of primary energy resources in the first seven months of 2021 amounted to 10,907 million tons of oil equivalent, which is 4.7 % more than in 2020. Coal production reached 1,819 million tons of oil equivalent (+ 25.3 %), oil production reached 1,825 million tons of oil equivalent (- 4.9 %), while production of natural gas reached 4,276 million tons of oil equivalent (+ 1.6 %).