Romania: Electricity Export to Serbia, Hungary and Bulgaria – 7.28 TWh

, SEE Energy News

In accordance with the data registered by the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E), Romania exported 7.28 TWh of electricity last year. This is by 54 percent more in comparison with the year 2013. The fact that the import is higher even with respect to the year 2008, when 7 TWh were exported, is surprising. Around 12 percent of the Romanian electricity production was exported to Serbia, Bulgaria and Hungary.

The growth of export is determined by the fact that the resources and the production are higher than the internal consumption. According to the latest data of the National Institute of Statistics, in the first ten months of 2014, the primary energy resources grew by 2.4 percent, whereas electricity resources grew by 8.9 percent in comparison with the previous year. In addition, the final electricity consumption was reduced by one percent. The growth relied on export exclusively: Romania sold 6 million MWh on foreign markets.

Thermal power plants in Romania generate 41.2 percent of the total electricity, hydropower plants 30.5 percent, and the nuclear power plant Černovoda 18.6 percent. Wind farms and solar power plants together provide 9.7 percent of domestic production.

The total electricity consumption amounted to 41.1 TWh, which is by 0.9 percent less in comparison with the same period last year. Public lighting was reduced by 25.1 percent, and household consumption by 0.7 percent.

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