During the first five months of 2015 Romania’s primary energy resources increased by 3.1 percent, while those of electricity went up by 3.7 percent, year on year, according to data by the National Institute of Statistics.


The main primary energy resources amounted to 13,376.5 thousand tonnes oil equivalent (toe), increasing by 403.4 thousand toe year on year. Domestic production amounted to 9,225.1 thousand toe, increasing by 251.4 thousand toe as against the same period of the previous year, while imports amounted to 4,151.4 thousand toe.

During this period, electric energy resources amounted to 27,288 million kilowatt-hour (kWh), increasing by 979.2 million kWh (up 3.7 percent) year on year. The increase of the electric energy resource was mainly due to increased domestic production, with a production of 808.6 million kWh (up 3.1 percent). The thermal power stations production amounted to 10,399.9 million kWh, decreasing by 1,202.7 million kWh (down 10.4 percent). The hydroelectric power stations production was of 8,611.6 million kWh increasing by 1,321.5 million kWh (up 18.1 percent), while nuclear power stations produced 4,629.7 million kWh, decreasing by 108.9 million kWh (down 2.3 percent). The production of wind power stations during the first five months was 2,710.2 million kWh, increasing by 624.1 million kWh as against the same period of previous year, while photovoltaic solar energy produced during this period was 622.0 million kWh, increasing by 174.6 million kWh year on year.

The final consumption of electric energy during this period was 19,947.1 million kWh, 4.8 percent lower against the corresponding period of 2014; public lighting consumption increased by 27.6 percent, while population lighting consumption increased by 4.2 percent.

The exports of electric energy amounted to 4,318.4 million kWh increasing by 1,962.6 million kWh. The internal technological consumption in networks and stations amounted to 3,022.5 million kWh, increasing by 12.8 million kWh, respectively by 0.4 percent.

Natalia Martian