Romania: Electricity production dropped by 6.6 % in the first eight months of 2019, SEE Energy News
According to the data published by the National Institute for Statistics (INS), electricity consumption in Romania in the first eight months of 2019 amounted to 37 TWh, which is 0.2 % less compared to the same period last year.
The data show that industrial electricity consumption reached 28.39 TWh, which is 5.1 % less compared to the same period last year. On the other hand, households electricity consumption amounted to 8.27 TWh, which is a 20.5 % increase. Public lighting consumption rose by 13.4 % amounting to some 384 GWh. Total electricity production reached 40.48 TWh in the January-August period, which is 6.6 % less than in the same time last year. Production in thermal power plants decreased by 9.4 % and reached 15.33 TWh.
Production in hydropower plants decreased by 10.9 % to 12.1 TWh, while electricity production in nuclear power plant Cernavoda decreased by 0.8 % to 7.35 TWh. Production of wind power rose by 5.2 % compared to January-August 2018, reaching 4.41 TWh. Solar power production increased by 4.7 % to 1.29 TWh. Electricity exports in the first eight months of 2019 amounted to 2.48 TWh, which is by 37.5 % or 1.45 TWh less compared to the same period last year. At the same time electricity imports increased by 72.8 % and amounted to 2.75 TWh. Total production of primary energy resources in January-August 2019 amounted to 13,428 million tons of oil equivalent, which is 3 % less than in the same period in 2018. In the first eight months of the year, coal production reached 2,475 million tons of oil equivalent (- 5.3 %), oil production reached 2,223 million tons of oil equivalent (- 1 %), while production of natural gas reached 5,396 million tons of oil equivalent (- 2.4 %).