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Lithuania imports 79% of consumed electricity in Jan

BC, Vilnius, 09.02.2017.Print version
Lithuania's need for electricity grew by 6.4% to 980 gigawatt-hours (GWh) in January from December, with most of the need covered by imported electricity, reports LETA/BNS.

According to data provided by power supplier Energijos Tiekimas (Energy Supply), electricity imports soared by 23.6% to 774 GWh in January month-on-month, accounting for 79% of all electricity needs (68%  in December).

The amount of electricity generated in Lithuania plummeted by 43% to 206 G Wh last month from December, including 98 GWh coming from wind power plants (10% of all needs), 49 GWh from Kruonis Pumped Storage Hydro Power Plant (5%) and 29 GWh from Kaunas hydro-electric power plant (3%).

In January, the average electricity price on the Lithuanian bidding zone of the Nord Pool power exchange went up by 6%to 36.88 euros per megawatt-hour (MWh) m-o-m.

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