16 Nov 2018 16:48

Russia ups power generation 1% to 900 bln kWh in 10M - Rosstat

MOSCOW. Nov 16 (Interfax) - Russia generated 900 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity in January-October 2018, 1% more than in the same period of last year, the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) said.

Thermal power plants produced 570 billion kWh, up 0.7% year-on-year, nuclear plants produced 166 billion kWh, down 0.7%, and hydropower plants produced 163 billion kWh, up 3.7%.

Russia generated 975 million Gcal of heat in January-October, 0.9% more than in 10M 2017. Boiler plants produced 444 million Gcal (0.3% more year-on-year), thermal plants 455 million Gcal (1% more) and industrial recovery units 74.4 million Gcal (2.9% more).

JSC UES System Operator has said electricity consumption in Russia came to 874.3 billion kWh in January-October 2018, up 1.3% year-on-year. This included consumption of 857.8 billion kWh in the Unified Energy System of Russia, 1.2% more.

Electricity consumption in Russia amounted to 90 billion kWh in October 2018, down 1.6% year-on-year, including 88.3 billion kWh in the UES, down 1.5%. Russian power plants generated 91.8 billion kWh of electricity in October, 1% less year-on-year, with plants in the UES generating 90 billion kWh, 0.9% less.