Electricity production was 64.863 TWh last year, about 10.5% higher than in 2013, while Romania was a net exporter, having an import-export balance of -7,123 TWh, according to a report by ANRE. Domestic consumption was about 57.74 TWh, 1.9% higher than in 2013.
“Regarding the mix of resources, with increasing of installed capacity in renewables, wind and photovoltaic power plants, increased the implicit share in the mix of production to 9.56% in 2014 for wind production (8.05% in 2013) and to 2.52% for photovoltaic production (0.70% in 2013). It is noted a decrease of 3.54% of energy production in hydrocarbon-fired power plants, from 15.5% in 2013, to 11.96% in 2014 and of coal-fired production of 1.7%, from 29.65% in 2013, to 27.95% in 2014”, says the report quoted by Agerpres.
With regard to hydroelectric production, given that the average flow of the Danube remained at a high value, i.e. 6.019 cubic meters /second, the percentage of hydropower production was 29.22%, an increase of 3.47% compared to 2013.
The maximum consumption in 2014 was 145 MWh higher than the maximum amount recorded the previous year, but with 217 MWh lower than the peak of 2012, which was characterized by a particularly frosty winter. Maximum gross consumption was 9.303 MWh/h was recorded December 3rd, 2014 at 18.00. The minimum value of consumption (4092 MWh/h) was recorded in June 8th, 2014 at 7.00.