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- In November Electricity Consumption in Estonia Fell by 5%
In November the electricity consumption in Estonia was 5% lower than a year ago (690 GWh). The biggest drop in consumption happened in western Estonia and the islands. At the same time, the amount of electricity produced in Estonia was 2% higher than a year ago.
Electricity consumption was down significantly on last year across all of northern Europe, with the average fall in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway reaching almost 10%. One of the main reasons for this was that November was much warmer this year, by almost four degrees in Estonia.
Estonia remains the only electricity exporting country in the region and produced a total of 1063 GWh, which is 54% more than was consumed here. Latvia was the main customer, taking 46% of total exports, followed by Lithuania with 32% and Finland with 22%.
In November production fell in both Latvia and Lithuania, by 32% and 20% respectively from the 2010 levels. The fall in Latvia was caused by a major reduction in output from hydro-electricity plants, even though a new conventional power station started operation. The main cause of the fall in production in Lithuania was the supply of cheap imports of electricity from Kaliningrad.
Electricity production fell by 5% in the Nordic countries even though the water levels in Norwegian reservoirs were much higher than they were last year and the region as a whole was a net electricity exporter. This is the reverse of the situation in November last year when the Nordic countries had a shortfall of 1.7 TWh.
A complete summary can be found on here (only in in Estonian).