Romania's energy output edged up by an annual 0.6% in the first nine months of the year, while imports increased by 8.8%, the statistics office, INS, said on Monday.
Romania's energy production totalled 16.3 million tonnes of oil equivalent (TOE) through September, while imports reached 7.4 million TOE, INS said in a statement.
A TOE is the rounded-off amount of energy that would be produced by burning one metric tonne of crude oil.
Romania's January-September energy output and imports, breakdown by type of resource (in thousands of TOE, y/y pct change in brackets):
- natural gas
- hydro, wind, solar and nuclear power
- imported oil products
Romania's electricity output and imports stood at a combined 46.78 billion kilowatt hours (KWh) in the first nine months of 2014, up 8.8% on the year.
The Romanian thermal power plants' production rose by 2.9% to some 19 billion KWh through September. The hydroelectric power stations' output rose 22.3% to 14.3 billion KWh. The production of the country's sole nuclear power plant fell 0.8% to some 8.6 billion KWh and the output of wind farms was 3.4 billion KWh, up by 67 million KWh from a year earlier. Solar plants produced 1.1 billion KWh, up by 741 million KWh compared to the first nine months of 2013.
Final electricity consumption through September fell by an annual 0.8% to 36.9 billion KWh.
Romania’s electricity exports rose by 4.3 billion KWh to 5.3 billion KWh in the period under review, INS said.