Published: 27 April 2010
A total of 2.3 million tonnes (57,000 TJ) of hard coal were consumed as fuel in the generation of electricity and heat in the January to March period of 2010. The consumption increased by 31 per cent from the previous year. Use of hard coal went up especially in separate production of electricity. The growth in the consumption was due to diminished production of hydro power from the year before.
Consumption of Hard Coal, million tonnes
In the first quarter of the year, the consumption of hard coal was a third up on the average for the 2000s. The consumption of hard coal was last this high in 2004.
The consumption of electricity increased by 7 per cent from the previous year. The consumption of electricity in industry, which was brought down by the economic downturn, began to rise again in the latter half of 2009 and the growth continued through the January-March period. The weather was also colder than in the year before, and this put electricity consumption up. At the same time the worse than average water situation lowered the production of hydro power in Finland in the first quarter.
Source: Since 2005 Statistics Finland, 1997-2004 Coal User's Committee/Finergy, Statistics Finland
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