January 14 (SeeNews) - Romania's energy output rose by an annual 2.2% in the first eleven months of the year, the statistical office, INS, said on Friday.
Romania's January-November energy production totalled 16.93 million tonnes of oil equivalent (TOE), INS said in a statement. Imports amounted to 13.85 million TOE, up 14.8% on the year.
Romania's electricity output and imports totalled 61 TWh in January-November, up 5.8% on the year.
During the first eleven months of 2021, thermal power plants generated some 20 TWh of electricity, up 10.2% on the year, while the output of hydroelectric power stations jumped by an annual 13.1% to 16 TWh.
The production of the country's sole nuclear power plant fell 1.6% on the year to some 10.2 TWh in January-November.
Wind farms generated 5.7 TWh, down by an annual 7.7%, and solar plants produced 1.66 TWh, down 0.3% on the year, in January-November.
Final electricity consumption rose by an annual 4.7% to 50.8 TWh.
Romania’s electricity exports jumped by an annual 22.1% to 5.34 TWh in January-November, while imports rose 4% on the year to 7.29 TWh.
The country produced 2.84 million TOE of crude oil, down 4.1% on the year, and 2.95 million TOE of coal, up 17.5%, during the first eleven months of 2021. Natural gas production edged down 0.4% year-on-year, reaching 6.59 million TOE.
Romania's energy production fell 9.8% year-on-year to 17.98 million tonnes of oil equivalent (TOE) in 2020.
A TOE is the rounded-off amount of energy that would be produced by burning one metric tonne of crude oil.