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Electricity consumption of Romania's households down 9.2 per cent in Q1 2018, statistics show

Romania'a household consumers used 9.2 per cent less electricity in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period of 2017, for a total of 2.9 billion kWh, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

2018-05-11 13:47:06

The figure for the final consumption of electric energy, however, was 2.7 per cent higher than in Q1 2017, with a total of 14.6 billion kWh, according to Business Review.
Public lighting consumption also decreased by 7 per cent. The economy, however, used up 6.3 per cent more electricity in Q1 2018 than in the same period of the previous year.

According to INS, main primary energy resources increased by 5.4 per cent, to 8.93 million toe (tonne of oil equivalent) and electric energy resources by 0.5 per cent, to 18.55 billion kWh, compared to Q1 2017.
Thermal power station production decreased by 1 per cent, while hydroelectric power stations production increased by 17.7 per cent. Nuclear power station production decreased by 1.8 per cent.

The energy production by wind power stations in Q1 2018 decreased by 10.2 per cent since Q1 2017, and photovoltaic power stations produced 25.2 per cent less energy in the same period.
Own technological consumption of electric energy in networks and stations increased by 2.8 per cent.



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