UPDATE 1 - Romania's energy output rises 4.2% in Jan-Feb
BUCHAREST (Romania), April 9 (SeeNews) - Romania's energy output rose by an annual 4.2% in the first two months of the year, while imports fell 9.5%, the statistics office, INS, said on Thursday.
Romania's energy production totalled 3.75 million tonnes of oil equivalent (TOE) through February and imports neared 1.6 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 two-month 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 totalled 11.53 billion KWh in the first two months of the year, up 3.9% on the year.
The Romanian thermal power plants' production fell by 15.7% to some 4.88 billion KWh through February. The hydroelectric power stations' output jumped 33.5% to 3.18 billion KWh. The production of the country's sole nuclear power plant edged down 0.5% to some 2.0 billion KWh and the output of wind farms was 1.2 billion KWh, up by 391.1 million KWh from a year earlier. Solar plants produced 135.1 million KWh, up by 92.9 million KWh compared to the same period of 2014.
Final electricity consumption fell by an annual 4.1% to 8.39 billion KWh.
Romania’s electricity exports rose by 90.9% to 1.7 billion KWh in the period under review, INS said.