In the first three months of the year energy exports grew by 26 per cent, while energy imports dropped by approximately 17 per cent, a Transelectrica Q1 report on the National Energy System’s energy balance shows.
Thus, in Q1 energy exports totaled 2.1 TWh, while energy exports totaled 0.4 TWh. During the same period last year, energy exports stood at 1.7 TWh, while imports stood at 0.5 TWh.
In Q1 net energy production grew by approximately 5 per cent year-on-year, mainly determined by higher production from renewable sources (hydro, wind, solar). Net internal consumption grew by 2 per cent year-on-year, Agerpres informs.
According to Transelectrica’s Q1 report, the energy mix share of hydropower grew by approximately 6.7 per cent year-on-year, while that of renewable energy grew by 3.8 per cent year-on-year. In contrast, the share of nuclear energy dropped by approximately 1.2 per cent and the share of thermal energy by 9.2 per cent.
In what concerns the national production capacity, in the first three months of this year the gross power installed grew by 2.4 per cent year-on-year. A significant change in installed power was due to the growth registered by renewable energy plants, a growth of over 500 MW from approximately 3,814 MW installed at the end of Q1 in 2014 to approximately 4,320 MW installed on April 1 this year.