*Hydro and nuclear power represent 30.5 and 18.4 pc of total production. The production has grown *Electricity exports totalled 8.18 billion KWh, up by 5.72 billion KWh. *Electricity imports represented 1.1 pc of national consumption
According to the National Statistics Institute (INS), in 2014 energy resources and production were higher than in 2013. At the same time, the electricity exports’ growth rhythm surpassed the growth rhythm of electricity imports. On the other hand, internal consumption dropped by 1.9 per cent.
Electricity resources totalled 63.98 billion KWh, up by 7.8 per cent compared to 2013, a growth mainly determined by the 4.37 billion KWh (7.4 per cent) rise in production. Electricity production in thermal power plants totalled 26.59 billion KWh, down by 1.6 per cent. The thermal power plants’ share in total production fell from 45.9 per cent in 2013 to 42 per cent in 2014. On the other hand, production in hydropower plants grew by 25.4 per cent to 18.99 billion KWh, and the production of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant grew by 0.5 per cent to 11.67 billion KWh. These two sources covered 30 and 18.4 per cent of national production. Likewise, the production of wind farms grew by 34.4 million KWh to 4.72 billion KWh, while solar energy produced in solar farms grew by 874.9 million KWh to 1.29 billion KWh in 2014.
The end consumption of electricity stood at 49.24 billion KWh, down by 1.9 per cent year-on-year. Public lighting registered a 21.2 per cent drop, while household consumption fell by 0.6 per cent.
The main sources of primary energy totalled 32,173.4 thousand tons of equivalent oil (toe) last year, up by 744 thousand toe year-on-year. Internal production totalled 21,922.4 thousand toe, up by 0.7 per cent year-on-year, while imports totalled 10,251 thousand toe, up by 6.1 per cent.
Imports grew by 6.1 per cent year-on-year and covered 1.1 per cent of consumption. Electricity exports totalled 8.18 billion KWh, up by 5.72 billion KWh.
Based on destination of use, the economy represented 58.1 per cent of consumption (down from 63.9 per cent in 2013), household consumers represented 18.1 per cent (down from 19.6 per cent in 2013), operational consumption within the energy sector’s networks and stations represented 10.2 per cent and exports represented 12.8 per cent, up from 4.2 per cent in 2013.