Tue, 12/18/2018 - 16:23
Generation and consumption of electricity decline in November
According to Elering data, a total of 937 gigawatt-hours of electricity was generated in Estonia in November, which is 4 per cent less than in the same period last year. Consumption dropped by 1 per cent year-over-year to 772 gigawatt-hours.
Renewable energy production fell by 14 percent last month, to 143 gigawatt-hours. In November, wind energy production dropped 17 per cent to 56 gigawatt-hours and a total of 86 gigawatt-hours was generated from biomass and biogas, which makes the annual decrease 9 per cent.
In Latvia, electricity production dropped by 33 per cent compared to last November, and the output amounted to 488 gigawatt-hours. In Lithuania, production fell by five per cent to 216 gigawatt-hours. Electricity consumption in Latvia remained the same as during the same month last year – 637 gigawatt-hours. In Lithuania, consumption grew 17 per cent, to reach 1067 gigawatt-hours.
In the Baltics as a whole, 1.6 terawatt-hours of electricity was produced and 2.5 terawatt-hours was consumed, resulting in a deficit of 0.8 terawatt-hour.
In the Nordics, the output at the same time was 36 terawatt-hours and consumption was 35 terawatt-hours, for a surplus of 1 terawatt-hour. The balance was kept positive by the surplus of electricity in Sweden and Norway.
Commercial import of electricity to Estonia was 292 gigawatt-hours, having grown 43 per cent year-over-year. A total of 279 gigawatt-hours of electricity was imported from Finland and 13 gigawatt-hours from Latvia. Export grew 16 per cent to 463 gigawatt-hours and 86 per cent of it was exported to Latvia.