18 Jun 2018 18:15

Russia ups power generation 1% to 475 bln kWh in 5M - Rosstat

MOSCOW. June 18 (Interfax) - Russia generated 475 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity in January-May 2018, 1% more than in the same period of last year, the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) said.

Thermal power plants produced 315 billion kWh, up 2.1% year-on-year, nuclear plants produced 83.2 billion kWh, down 4.6%, and hydropower plants produced 76.5 billion kWh, up 2.9%.

Russia generated 683 million Gcal of heat in January-May, 3.4% more than in 5M 2017. Boiler plants produced 327 million Gcal (2.7% more year-on-year), thermal plants 315 million Gcal (4.2% more) and industrial recovery units 39.3 million Gcal (2.6% more).

JSC UES System Operator has said electricity consumption in Russia came to 81.6 billion kWh in May 2018, unchanged from the same month last year. This included consumption of 80 billion kWh in the Unified Energy System of Russia, also unchanged. Russian power plants generated 82.2 billion kWh of electricity in May, 0.4% less year-on-year, with plants in the UES generating 80.5 billion kWh, 0.5% less.