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Electricity Consumption Down 12% in Jan-Nov 2009

Ljubljana, 05 January (STA) - Electricity consumption in the first eleven months of 2009 dropped by 12% year-on-year. While electricity production remained unchanged, consumption increased by 3% from October to November, the Statistics Office said on Tuesday.

Electricity production in hydroelectric plants and the Krsko Nuclear Power Plant decreased by 2% in November over October. Meanwhile, production increased in thermal power plants by 3%, raising the consumption of fuels by 4%.

Total energy production in November amounted to 1,391 gigawatt hours (GWh). The country imported 615 GWh and exported 825 GWh of electricity.

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