One-half of July’s electricity consumption in Estonia covered with domestic power
This July, a total of 306 gigawatt-hours of electricity was produced in Estonia and 596 gigawatt-hours of electricity was generated – domestic output covered 51 per cent of consumption.
Domestic consumption dropped by 63 per cent since last July, mainly due to lower output from oil shale power plants. Consumption was 1.7 per cent lower than last July.
Estonian power plants generated 115 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy last month. This made up 38 per cent of domestic output and covered 18.5 per cent of consumption.
In July, Estonia imported 587 gigawatt-hours of electricity, of which 580 gigawatt-hours came from Finland and the remaining 7 gigawatt-hours came from Latvia. In July, Estonia exported 298 gigawatt-hours of electricity, of which 291 gigawatt-hours went to Latvia and the remaining 7 gigawatt-hours was transmitted to Finland. Estonia’s commercial electricity balance last month was negative 289 gigawatt-hours.
In Latvia, electricity output in July dropped by 5 per cent year-over-year; consumption decreased 3 per cent. In Lithuania, on the other hand, generation grew by 62 per cent and consumption by 8 per cent. The energy balance in the Baltic states was negative 1,257 gigawatt-hours in July.
Nordic electricity output grew 9 per cent and consumption remained unchanged. The Nordic power balance surplus reached 1822 gigawatt-hours last month.