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Final electricity consumption increased by 11.1 percent in the first 5 months

+ Electricity output of wind power plants reached 2.939 billion KWh, up 229 million KWh from January-May, 2015

 

Final electricity consumption in Romania increased by 11.1 percent in the first five months of 2016 from the similar period of 2015, with public lighting down 1.3 percent and household consumption up 0.9 percent, according to National Statistics Institute (INS) data released on Tuesday.

January 1 – May 31, 2016, primary energy resources advanced 0.3 percent to 13.534 billion toe, while electricity resources were up 2.9 percent, to 29.312 billion KWh, both from the similar period of the year before.

Romania’s domestic electricity output in the first five months of 2016 totalled 8.663 million toe, down 566,900 toe from the first five months of 2015, while electricity imports totalled 4.870 million toe.

Electricity output in heat and power plants reached 10.110 billion KWh, down 289.2 million KWh (-2.8 percent), while the output of hydropower plants stood at 8.786 billion KWh, up 174.9 million kWh (+2 percent), and the output of nuclear power plants reached 4.666 billion KWh, up 36.7 million kWh (+0.8 percent).

INS data also show that January – May, 2016 the electricity output of wind power plants reached 2.939 billion KWh, up 229 million KWh from January-May, 2015, while sun power generated by photovoltaic installations was 752.9 million KWh, 130.9 million KWh more than in January – May, 2015.

As far as final electricity consumption in the first five months of 2016 is concerned, it was 23.482 billion KWh, marking an increase by 11.1 percent from the first five months of 2015. At the same time electricity used for public lighting was down 1.3 percent and household consumption advanced 0.9 percent.

Romania’s electricity exports reached 3.055 billion KWh, decreasing by 1.285 billion KWh, while own technological consumption was 2.774 billion KWh, down by 248.2 million KWh.

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