Consumption of energy resources in Latvia in 2010

09.05.2011

Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) has compiled information on production, import, export and consumption of energy resources in national economy of Latvia in 2010.

Consumption of energy resources in selected sectors of national economy, terajoules

 

2009

2010

2010 as % of 2009

Transformation sector*

44 429

53 072

119.4

Industry

30 874

35 896

116.3

Transport

43 472

45 578

104.8

Agriculture, forestry

5 465

5 946

108.8

* Volume of energy resources for production of electricity and production of heat for sale.

In 2010 production of electricity reached 6627 Gigawatt hours (GWh), 19% more than in the year before. In 2010 the total consumption of energy in Latvia comprised 7500 GWh, of which net electricity import (difference between import and export) constituted 12% (23% in 2009). Consumption in industry sector grew by 5.3%, but consumption in households reduced by 3% (data of the A/S Latvenergo). 55% of the total volume of electricity were produced from renewable energy resources (HES, wind, biogas, biomass power plants).

Total consumption of natural gas in 2010 comprised 1821 million m3, and it is 16.1% more than in the year before. The notable growth is related with the increase of the natural gas consumption in CHP – 23%, in household sector – 17.4% (data of the A/S Latvijas Gāze), and in industry – 12.6%.

In 2010 the consumption of diesel oil has risen by 5.2%, but consumption of petrol has diminished by 9%. The total net import of energy resources in 2010 has decreased by 27%, of which net import of electricity reduced by 53%, and net import of oil products - by 8.2%.
 

Electric power and electricity produced from renewable energy resources

 

Electric power (MW)

Production of electricity (GWh)

2009

2010

2009

2010

Electric power and electricity produced, total

1 575

1 620

3 555

3629

of which

 

 

 

 

 

water-power plants

1 536

1576

3 457

3520

 

wind power plants

29

30

50

49

 

biomass power plants

2

5

4

9

 

biogas  power plants

8

9

44

51

 

Structure of oil product consumption, %

 

Structure of natural gas consumption by sectors, % *

* In August 8, 2011 data on 2010 have been revised.

Prepared by Environment and Energy Statistics Section
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