Romania: Electricity exports increase in 1st Q2015, SEE Energy News
Romania power generation facilities marked variable results in 1stQ2015. HPPs production increased while thermal power plants fell.
Romania’s energy output increased an annual 4.9% in the first quarter of the year, while imports increased by 4.5%, the statistics office, INS, said on its website.
Romania’s electricity output and imports totalled 17.2 billion KWhinthe first quarter, up 5.1% on the year.
The Romanian thermal power plants’ production fell by 12.6% to some 7billion KWh through March.The hydroelectric power stations’ output jumped 35.5% to 4.9 billion KWh.
The production of the country’s sole nuclear power plant fell1.8% to some 3billion KWh and the output of wind farms was 1.8billion KWh, up by 408.3 million KWh from a year earlier. Solar plants produced 264.2 million KWh, up by 100.7 million KWh compared to the same period of 2014.
Final electricity consumption fell by an annual 3.6% to 12.5 billion KWh.
Romania’s electricity exports rose by 94.7% to 2.6 billion KWh in first quarter 2015.