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.