Press release -
Actual energy consumption down in Q1 2011
Actual energy consumption was 4.6% lower in Q1 2011. Adjusted for foreign trade in electricity energy consumption fell by 5.7%.
Actual energy consumption was 4.6% lower in Q1 2011 than in Q1 2010. This change in energy consumption reflects the milder weather in 2011 compared with 2010 (11% fewer degree days).
Net exports of electricity in Q1 2011 were higher than in the previous year. When adjusted for fuel consumption in connection with foreign trade in electricity, energy consumption fell by 5.7% in Q1 2011.
Primary energy production was 9.3% lower in Q1 2011 than in Q1 2010. Crude oil production fell by 8.4%, whereas natural gas production fell by 17.9%. Natural gas production was strongly affected by a fall in domestic consumption as well as in exports.
Energy production and consumption, 2010 and 2011
Unit TJ Production Consumption Actual Adjusted for net imports of electricity 1. Quarter
Energy production and consumption, and 2011
Ali A. Zarnaghi
Center for Klima og Energiøkonomi
Tlf.: 33 92 68 40
The Danish Energy Agency is responsible for tasks linked to energy production, supply and consumption, as well as Danish efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The Agency is also responsible for supporting the economical optimisation of utilities that in addition to energy includes water, waste and telecommunication.
We are also responsible for user conditions, supply obligation and telecommunication statistics, as well as water supply and waste management.
The Danish Energy Agency was established in 1976, and is an agency under the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities.