UPDATE 1 - Romania's energy output rises 4.9% y/y in Q1
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BUCHAREST (Romania), May 12 (SeeNews) - Romania's energy output rose by an annual 4.9% in the first quarter of the year, while imports increased by 4.5%, the statistics office, INS, said on Tuesday.
Romania's energy production totalled 5.71 million tonnes of oil equivalent (TOE) through March and imports rose to 2.58 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 first-quarter 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 17.2 billion KWh in the first quarter, up 5.1% on the year.
The Romanian thermal power plants' production fell by 12.6% to some 7 billion KWh through March. The hydroelectric power stations' output jumped 35.5% to 4.9 billion KWh. The production of the country's sole nuclear power plant fell 1.8% to some 3 billion KWh and the output of wind farms was 1.8 billion KWh, up by 408.3 million KWh from a year earlier. Solar plants produced 264.2 million KWh, up by 100.7 million KWh compared to the same period of 2014.
Final electricity consumption fell by an annual 3.6% to 12.5 billion KWh.
Romania’s electricity exports rose by 94.7% to 2.6 billion KWh in the period under review, INS said.