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Electricity Consumption in Lithuania Hit Record High in FY 2017
2018-02-01

Electricity Consumption in Lithuania Hit Record High in FY 2017

 
The final electricity consumption in Lithuania in full year 2017 was 10.760 billion kilowatt hours, an increase of 291.7 million kilowatt hours or 2.8 per cent rise year-on-year. That was the highest consumption of electricity in Lithuania since 1992.
 
Increased consumption of electricity provides for a better utilisation of the existing transmission infrastructure thus opening the option to offer more favourable service prices to Lithuanian residents and businesses.
 
„Competitive economy of Lithuania demands a reliable supply of electricity, meaning the entire electricity supply chain must operate efficiently. Electricity market is operating efficiently – the average market price for 2017 fell by 4 per cent to 35.1 EUR/MWh. Since the start of operations of the NordBalt, market prices in Lithuania fell by 15.8 per cent. Stable transmission grid operation is no less important in this respect - actual ENS (energy not supplied) in 2017 was 1.67 MWh, while AIT (average interruption time) was 0.061 minutes placing Litgrid’s network among the most reliable in the ranks“, - said Daivis Virbickas, Litgrid’s chief executive officer.
 
In 2017 electricity consumption increased in all sectors, except transport – agriculture consumed 4.4 per cent more compared to the year before period, industry consumption increased 3.9 per cent year-on-year. Private residents’ consumption saw an increase of 2 per cent compared to 2016 while service sector recorded 1.8 per cent rise. Consumption of the transport sector remained almost the same compared to the year ago period.
 
 
 
Electricity Production and Consumption Balance 2017
 
 
TWh / 1 TWh (terawatt hour) = 1 billion  kWh (kilowatt hours)
2017  
2016
 
Electricity production (net)
3.866
3.973
 
Thermal power plants
0.845
1.385
 
Kruonis Hydro Pumped Storage Plant
0.574
0.568
 
Hydroelectric power plants
0.573
0.450
 
Wind farms
1.357
1.131
 
Wind farms in transmission grid
1.191
0.987
 
Wind farms in distribution grid
0.166
0.143
 
Other renewable energy sources
0.516
0.440
 
Power plants operating on biomass
0.244
0.217
 
Power plants operating on biogas
0.129
0.100
 
Solar energy plants
0.067
0.067
 
Waste incineration plants
0.076
0.056
 
Trading balance of the system (Imports - Exports)
-8.677
-8.275
 
Imports
11.168
10.101
 
Russia
3.131
3.019
 
Estonia
0.369
0.059
 
Latvia
3.729
3.623
 
Belarus
0.146
0.154
 
Poland
0.532
0.488
 
Sweden
3.261
2.758
 
Exports
2.490
1.827
 
Russia
0.092
0.115
 
Estonia
0.265
0.035
 
Latvia
0.227
0.272
 
Belarus
0.000
0.000
 
Poland
1.574
1.081
 
Sweden
0.333
0.323
 
Total demand for electricity in Lithuania
12.543
12.247
 
Loading Kruonis HPSP
0.817
0.814
 
Total consumption of electricity in Lithuania
11.726
11.434
 
Grid process losses
0.966
0.965
 
Final consumption of electricity in Lithuania
10.760
10.468
 
Industry
4.203
4.045
 
Transport*
0.100
0.100
 
Agriculture
0.262
0.251
 
Residents
2.838
2.775
 
Service sector & other customers
3.357
3.297
 
*Rounded off data. Consumption of transport was 0.10036 TWh in 2017 and 0.10044 TWh in 2016.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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