SEE Region, Net imports fell by 10 percent, to 1.34 TWh in the eighth week

, SEE Energy News

In the period from February 20 to 26, a drop in electricity consumption was recorded in Southeast Europe thanks to the relatively warm weather. Demand for electricity fell in all SEE markets, by about 5 percent on average, to 15.78 TWh.

The biggest drop in consumption was recorded by Greece and Bulgaria, by 9-10 percent, followed by Romania and Serbia, with a drop of around 6 percent compared to the previous week.

In the same period, the net import of electricity was lower by nearly 10 percent and amounted to 1.34 TWh, which is attributed to lower electricity consumption in the countries of the region. Croatia recorded a drop in net imports by 61 percent, as a result of a drop in consumption, which was covered by the production of renewable sources and thermal power plants.

During the eighth week, Hungary and Greece increased the volume of electricity imports compared to the previous week, recording a moderate increase in imports, by 20 percent and 13 percent, respectively, to a total of 314 GWh and 190 GWh.

Serbia maintained its export position in the eighth week, recording a slight increase in net exports, to 39 GWh.

At the same time, Romania was the largest exporter of electricity in the region, with 213 GWh, an increase of 26 percent. Bulgaria increased its exports by 9 percent, to 158 GWh.

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