Electricity crisis: Exports from Southern Norway more than tripled last week 

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Last week, electricity exports from Southern Norway were more than three times as high as the week before, according to a recent report on the power situation from the Norwegian Directorate of Water Resources and Energy (NVE).

NTB has gained access to the figures behind the report. They show that the net export of electricity from Southern Norway was 202 gigawatt-hours in week 29, up from just 62 gigawatt-hours in week 28. That is an increase of 326%.

The increased exports come despite the fact that Oil and Energy Minister Terje Aasland (AP) asked the power producers to conserve water in order to preserve the filling levels of the water reservoirs until winter.

Electricity prices in South-West Norway are at their highest level ever. Power exports through foreign cables are still lower than what has been the norm. The average for week 29 over the past ten years has been 310 gigawatt-hours.

Overall, net exports from Southern Norway are 77.5% lower so far this year than in the same period last year.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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