Norway's electricity consumption hits all-time high in 2017

OSLO, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Norway's consumption of electricity came to 134.1 terawatt hours (TWh) in 2017, reaching the highest level ever recorded, the country's statistics bureau said on Thursday.

Domestic electricity consumption in the Nordic country in 2017 increased by 0.7 percent compared with 2016, Statistics Norway said in a report.

The all-time high in electricity consumption coincides with increased consumption in crude oil and natural gas extraction and in power-intensive manufacturing, according to the report.

In addition, greater prosperity and population growth contribute to higher electricity consumption over time, it said.

Electricity generation totalled 149.3 TWh in 2017, which is only 0.2 percent or 0.3 TWh lower compared with the record year 2016 and the second highest level ever recorded.

Norway's export of power totalled 21.3 TWh in 2017, while imports came to 6.1 TWh. This gave a net export of 15.2 TWh.

Hydro power accounted for 95.8 percent of the total electricity production in 2017, while thermal and wind power accounted for 2.3 and 1.9 percent respectively.

Compared with 2016, wind power's share of total production increased by 0.5 percentage points, while hydro power's share of total production fell by 0.5 percentage points.

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Norway's electricity consumption hits all-time high in 2017

Source: Xinhua2018-02-09 00:35:18

OSLO, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Norway's consumption of electricity came to 134.1 terawatt hours (TWh) in 2017, reaching the highest level ever recorded, the country's statistics bureau said on Thursday.

Domestic electricity consumption in the Nordic country in 2017 increased by 0.7 percent compared with 2016, Statistics Norway said in a report.

The all-time high in electricity consumption coincides with increased consumption in crude oil and natural gas extraction and in power-intensive manufacturing, according to the report.

In addition, greater prosperity and population growth contribute to higher electricity consumption over time, it said.

Electricity generation totalled 149.3 TWh in 2017, which is only 0.2 percent or 0.3 TWh lower compared with the record year 2016 and the second highest level ever recorded.

Norway's export of power totalled 21.3 TWh in 2017, while imports came to 6.1 TWh. This gave a net export of 15.2 TWh.

Hydro power accounted for 95.8 percent of the total electricity production in 2017, while thermal and wind power accounted for 2.3 and 1.9 percent respectively.

Compared with 2016, wind power's share of total production increased by 0.5 percentage points, while hydro power's share of total production fell by 0.5 percentage points.

[ Editor: meng ]
 

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