Romania, Electricity consumption rose by 7 % in H1 2021

, SEE Energy News

According to the data published by the National Institute for Statistics (INS), electricity consumption in Romania in the first half of 2021 amounted to 27.59 TWh, which is 7 % more compared to the same period in 2020.

The data show that industrial electricity consumption reached 20.32 TWh, which is 6.8 % more compared to the same period last year. On the other hand, household electricity consumption amounted to 7.01 TWh, which is a 8.3 % increase. Public lighting consumption fell by 4.3 % amounting to some 266.9 GWh.

Total electricity production reached 30.8 TWh in the first half of the year, which is 12 % more compared to the same period in 2020. Production in thermal power plants increased by 14.1 % and reached 10.7 TWh. Production in hydropower plants increased by 42.1 % to 10.5 TWh, while electricity production in nuclear power plant Cernavoda decreased by 10.8 % to 5.32 TWh. Production of wind power dropped by 12.3 % compared to the same period of 2020, reaching 3.41 TWh. Solar power production decreased by 1.6 % to 868.8 GWh.

Electricity exports in January-June 2021 amounted to 3.59 TWh, which is by 40.7 % more compared to the same period in 2020. At the same time electricity imports decreased by 7 % and amounted to 3.42 TWh.

Total production of primary energy resources in the first six months of 2021 amounted to 9,380 million tons of oil equivalent, which is 3.3 % more than in 2020. Coal production reached 1,537 million tons of oil equivalent (+ 24.9 %), oil production reached 1,562 million tons of oil equivalent (- 5.2 %), while production of natural gas reached 3,706 million tons of oil equivalent (+ 0.3 %).