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In the previous month, a total of 462 gigawatt-hours of electricity was produced in Estonia and 640 gigawatt-hours of electricity was consumed – domestic output covered 72 percent of consumption in September.

Domestic electricity output dropped by 43 percent in September compared to the same period last year, mainly due to lower output from oil shale power plants.

In September, production using renewable energy decreased by 10 percent compared to the same period last year, to 146 gigawatt-hours. Wind power production decreased by 20 percent whereas energy production using hydropower increased by 52 percent. Renewable energy comprised 31.6 percent of domestic output in September and covered 21.3 percent of consumption.

The consumption in September – 640 gigawatt-hours – increased by two percent compared to the same period last year.

In the same period, Estonia imported 337 gigawatt-hours of electricity, of which 265 gigawatt-hours came from Finland and the remaining 72 gigawatt-hours came from Latvia. In September, Estonia exported 151 gigawatt-hours of electricity, of which 130 flowed in the direction of Latvia and the remaining 22 gigawatt-hours to Finland. Estonia’s commercial electricity balance had a deficit of 185 gigawatt-hours last month.

In Latvia, electricity production in September grew by 45 percent year-over-year while consumption increased one percent. In Lithuania, production in September increased by eight percent and consumption increased by three percent. The energy balance in the Baltic States had a deficit of 940 gigawatt-hours in September.

In the Nordics, both electricity production and consumption decreased by one percent in September and the electricity balance in the Nordics had a surplus amounting to 362 gigawatt-hours last month.

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