Electricity production drops 6.8 pct in first 10 months

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Internal electricity production totaled in the first ten months of the year 19.160 million tons of oil equivalent, reflecting a drop by 6.8 percent from the similar period in 2008, whereas the imports amounted at 8.967 million tep, down by 36 percent, according to preliminary data released by the National Statistics Institute (INS).

The primary energy resources declined by 18.6 percent in the aforementioned period and those of electricity dropped from the same period the previous year by 12.3 percent. The main primary energy resources totalled 28.127 million tep, down by 6.439 million tep.
Electricity resources stood over Jan.-Oct. at 47.677 billion KWh, down by 6.697 billion KWh (minus 12.3 percent) from the similar period of 2008. The electricity resource drop was mainly due to a production decline, by 6.533 billion KWh (minus 12.2 percent).

Thermal power plants production stood at 24.176 billion KWh, down by 5.458 billion KWh (minus 18.4 percent). Hydro power stations production stood at 13.208 billion KWh, down by 1.631 billion KWh (minus 11 percent) and the one of nuclear power plants stood at 9.729 billion KWh, up by 556.4 million KWh (plus 6.1 percent).
The final electricity consumption over this period stood at 40.080 billion KWh, 9.3 percent lower from the similar period last year. Public lighting scored a rise by 5.9 percent and population’s consumption rose by 9.1 percent. Electricity export declined by 1.674 million KWh, respectively 39 percent.

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