Romanian households electricity consumption was lower by 4.4% between January and March 2022, compared to the same period last year, according to data released on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
At the same time, the consumption of the industry decreased by 1.1%, the public lighting increased by 1.3%, and, in total, the consumption of electricity at national level was lower by 2% in the first quarter, according to Agerpres.
Production was also reduced by 5.7%, reaching 14.8 TWh. Hydropower production fell the most by 25%.
In contrast, the amount generated from renewable sources increased by 24% for wind turbines and 18% for photovoltaic panels.
Own technological consumption in networks and stations was lower by 1.2%.
Electricity exports decreased by 9.2% to 1,460 TWh, and imports increased by 13.1% to 2,122 TWh.