Wind energy production doubles in first half of 2013

Energy production in the wind power plants stood at 2.413 billion kWh in the first six months of this year, increasing 1.226 billion kWh from the similar period last year, according to the data released by the National Institute for Statistics (INS) on Aug. 8. The production in thermal power plants accounted for 12.140 billion KWh, declining 26.4 percent. The hydro-power plants generated 15.9 percent more energy, reaching a production of 8.494 billion kWh. At the same time, the nuclear power plant of Cernavoda produced 5.663 billion kWh, by 3.8 percent more. The final electricity consumption in the first quarter of 2013 stood at 24.881 billion kWh, by 7.5 percent lower compared with the first half of last year. In the assessed period, the public lighting registered a 9.1 percent decline and the household consumption was 0.9 percent lower. The primary energy resources dropped 15.2 percent in the first six months of this year and the electricity resources decreased 6.9 percent, the INS data also show.