UPDATE 1 - Romania's energy output rises 4.7% y/y in Jan
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BUCHAREST (Romania), March 11 (SeeNews) - Romania's energy output rose by an annual 4.7% in January, while imports fell 11.2%, the statistics office, INS, said on Wednesday.
Romania's energy production totalled 1.94 million tonnes of oil equivalent (TOE) in January, while imports reached 0.78 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 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 6.03 billion KWh in January, up 2.1% on the year.
The Romanian thermal power plants' production fell by 13.7% to some 2.69 billion KWh in January The hydroelectric power stations' output jumped 35.6% to 1.6 billion KWh. The production of the country's sole nuclear power plant edged down 0.5% to some 1.05 billion KWh and the output of wind farms was 0.48 billion KWh, down by 6.4 million KWh from a year earlier. Solar plants produced 53.5 million KWh, up by 42.4 million KWh compared to the same period of 2014.
Final electricity consumption fell by an annual 6.8% to 4.25 billion KWh.
Romania’s electricity exports rose by 422 million KWh to 982 million KWh in the period under review, INS said.