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Electricity Consumption up 6% Y/Y in First Nine Months

Ljubljana, 25 October (STA) - Electricity consumption in the first nine months of 2010 increased by 6% year-on-year, the Statistics Office said on Monday. September meanwhile saw a 4% increase compared to August.

Total energy production increased by 8% in September over the month before. Output at hydro power plants increased by 26% and at thermal power plants by 12%, while production was down by 6% at the Krsko Nuclear Power Plant. Fuel consumption increased by 13% in September.

The end of the summer brought a 64% increase in the supply of heating oil and a 29% increase in the supply of natural gas. The supply of brown coal and lignite was up by 29%, of diesel by 20%, of liquefied petroleum gas by 15% and of other petroleum products by 14%.

In September, the total gross electricity generation was 1,393 GWh, which is 8% more than in August. 616 GWh of electricity was imported and 885 GWh was exported.

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