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This October, a total of 437 gigawatt-hours of electricity was produced in Estonia and 738 gigawatt-hours of electricity was consumed – domestic output covered 59 percent of consumption.

Compared to the same period last year, domestic electricity production fell by 46 percent in October mainly due to a decrease in the production of oil shale power plants.

Production of electricity from renewable energy decreased by 14 percent in October compared to the same period last year; wind power accounted for 24 percent less output in the same compared periods, while electricity production from hydropower increased by 183 percent.

Renewable energy comprised 34 percent of domestic output in October and covered 19.2 percent of consumption. The consumption this October, as compared to last October, increased by 2 percent to 738 gigawatt-hours.

Last month, Estonia imported 504 gigawatt-hours of electricity, of which 433 gigawatt-hours came from Finland and the remaining 71 gigawatt-hours came from Latvia. In October, Estonia exported 205 gigawatt-hours of electricity, of which 181 flowed in the direction of Latvia and the remaining 24 gigawatt-hours to Finland. Estonia’s commercial electricity balance had a deficit of 299 gigawatt-hours last month.

In Latvia, electricity production in October grew by 31 percent year-over-year while consumption decreased by two percent. In Lithuania, production in October decreased by nine percent and consumption decreased by three percent. The energy balance in the Baltic States had a deficit of 1,216 gigawatt-hours in October.

In the Nordics, electricity production dropped by three percent in October and consumption was up by one percent. The electricity balance of the Nordics last month had a deficit of 223 gigawatt-hours.

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