The end-consumption of electricity decreased by 4.9pct year-on-year to 23.557 billion KWh in the first half of 2015, whilst population’s consumption rose by 4.3pct, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) informed on Tuesday.
Statistics reveal that in H1 the primary energy resources went up by 3.5pct and electricity by 2.6pct, compared to the same period of 2014.
According to the INS, the main primary energy resources totaled 15.918 million tonnes of oil equivalent (toe), up by 544,600 toe from January 1 to June 30, 2014.
Domestic production totaled 10.981 million toe in H1, on the rise by 179,400 toe year-on-year, whilst imports amounted to 4.936 million toe.
Electricity resources stood at 31.936 billion KWh, up by 815.4 million kWh (2.6pct) compared to the same period of 2014. The increase of electricity resources was mainly due to a 506.5 million kWh (1.6pct) production growth.
The INS data also show that the production of thermal power plants accounted for 12.046 billion KWh, down by 1.308 billion KWh (9.8pct) YOY; the production of hydro power plants was 10.022 billion KWh, higher by 1.025 billion kWh (11.4pct); nuclear power plants produced 5.556 billion KWh, down by 34.7 million kWh (0.6pct); wind power generated 3.045 billion KWh, up by 626.5 million KWh; and solar energy generated by photovoltaic installations reached 808.8 million KWh, 197.7 million KWh more than in the same period of last year.
The end-consumption of electricity in H1 reached 23.557 billion KWh, down by 4.9pct from the same period of 2014. At the same time, public lighting rose by 28.7pct.
Electricity export recorded 5.014 billion KWh, up by 2.048 billion KWh.