BUCHAREST (Romania), October 11 (SeeNews) - Romania's energy output rose by 3.8% year-on-year in the first eight months of 2017, the national statistical office, INS, said on Wednesday, citing provisional data.
The country's energy production totalled 14.02 million tonnes of oil equivalent (TOE) in the January-August period, INS said in a statement. Energy imports amounted to 8.28 million TOE, up 1.5% on the year.
Romania's electricity output and imports totalled 44.8 TWh in the first eight months of 2017, down 2.6% year-on-year.
In the eight months through August, Romanian thermal power plants generated some 18.47 TWh of electricity, up 12% on the year, while the output of hydroelectric power stations fell 27.3% to 10.19 TWh.
The production of the country's sole nuclear power plant rose 7.47% on the year to some 2.7 TWh in the review period.
Wind farms generated 4.76 TWh, up by 11.2%, and solar plants produced 1.44 TWh, up 0.8%, in the first eight months of 2017.
Final electricity consumption fell by an annual 0.7% to 36.35 TWh in January-August.
Romania’s electricity exports fell by 16.8% year-on-year to 4.57 TWh in the first eight months of 2017.
The country produced 2.29 million TOE of crude oil, down 4.6% on the year, and 3.07 million TOE of coal, up 15.5% on the year in January-August. Natural gas production increased 9% year-on-year, reaching 5.4 million TOE.
In 2016, Romania's energy production fell by 7.2% to 20.47 million TOE.
TOE is the rounded-off amount of energy that would be produced by burning one metric tonne of crude oil.