Romania: Electricity consumption in Industrial market increased

19. July 2016. / SEE Energy News

According to the data by National Institute for Statistics (INS), electricity consumption in Romania in the first five months of 2016 amounted to 23.48 TWh, which is 11.1 % more compared to the same period in 2015.

The data show that industrial electricity consumption increased by 14.7 % to 18.09 TWh. On the other hand, households electricity consumption amounted to 5.12 TWh, which is an 0.9 % increase. Public lighting consumption decreased by 1.3 %, amounting to some 271 GWh.

The electricity resources in the first five months of 2016 totaled 29.3 TWh, which is 2.9 % more than in the same period in 2015. The production at thermal power plants has decreased by 2.8 % to 10.11 TWh. However, production at hydropower plants increased by 2 % to 8.79 TWh, while electricity production at nuclear power plant Cernavoda increased by 0.8 % to 4.67 TWh. The production of wind power increased by 8.4 % compared to the same period in 2015, reaching 2.94 TWh in the first five months of 2016. Solar power production increased by 21 % to 752.9 GWh.

Electricity exports in the in the period January-May 2016 amounted to 3.06 TWh, which is by 29.6 % (1.29 TWh) less compared to the same period last year. At the same time electricity imports increased by 35.5 % and amounted to 2.06 TWh, transmits Serbia-energy.eu

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