Energy imports up by 80% in Q1

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Romania imported by 80% more electricity in the first three months of this year, as compared to the same period last year, while exports fell by half, according to the latest electricity market monitoring report by the National Regulatory Authority for Energy (ANRE).

In January-March 2018 imports were of 0.63 TWh, in the first three months of this year they climbed to 1.13 TWh. At the same time, exports dropped from 1.83 TWh to 0.86 TWh.

Domestic consumption decreased by 2.7%, from 15.15 TWh to 14.75 TWh.

Domestic users’ consumption under competitive conditions was by 80% higher, while users paying regulated prices consumed by 17.8% less electricity. Consumption of companies declined slightly by 1.1%.

Electricity production was of 15.45 TWh, the main source being the hydro – 26% of the total, followed by coal – 22%, nuclear – 19%, gas – 15%, wind – 13%, photovoltaic – 7%, biomass – 0.17, oil fuel- 0.02%.

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