Press release -
Actual energy consumption up by 1.0% in Q1 2010
Actual Danish energy consumption was 1.0% higher in Q1 2010 than in Q1 2009.
Net exports of electricity in the first three months of 2010 were higher than the year before. When adjusted for fuel consumption in connection with foreign trade in electricity, energy consumption increased by 0.2% in Q1 2010.
The trend in energy consumption should be seen against the fact that Denmark experienced significantly colder weather in 2010 than the year before. The degree-day figure was 18.5% greater in Q1 2010 than in Q1 2009.
Actual consumption of oil and coal fell 6.7% and 3.0% respectively, while consumption of natural gas went up by 19.3%.
Primary energy production was 3.5% lower in Q1 2010 than in Q1 2009. Crude oil production fell by 10.9%, while production of natural gas increased by 8.4%. A statistical statement of total production and consumption figures for renewable energy in 2010 is not yet available. In the monthly statistics, production and consumption of renewable energy are assumed to be unchanged from 2009.
Energy production and consumption Q1 2009 and Q1 2010
Adjusted for net imports of electricity
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.