Romania: Hydropower output dropped 27.3 percent in the first eight months of 2017

Romania’s hydropower output dropped 27.3 percent in the first eight months of this year to 10.19 billion kWh, while the output of thermal power plants advanced 12 percent to 18.46 billion kWh, and nuclear power output inched up 2.7 percent to 7.47 billion kWh, shows data released on Wednesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

Wind energy between January – August 2017 was 4.76 billion kWh, by 477.7 million kWh more compared to the same period last year and photovoltaic energy amounted to 1.44 billion kWh, up 11.9 million kWh YoY.

The country’s electricity resources totaled 44.83 billion kWh overall, down 2.6 percent or 1.17 billion kWh less from the same period of 2016.

Final electricity consumption over the first eight months of 2017 was 36.35 billion kWh, by 0.7 percent lower than in the similar period of 2016. Public lighting consumption saw a decrease by 7.6 percent and household consumption dropped 2.8 percent.

Romania’s electricity exports in the period of reference amounted to 4.57 billion kWh, by 923.5 million kWh less from the similar period of 2016.

Power consumption in networks and transformer stations was of 3.9 billion kWh, up 12.5 million kWh.


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