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Russia reduces by over 2 percent production of electricity Jan 2014

February 19, 2014, 6:20 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, February 19, (ITAR-TASS) - Russia’s production of electricity in January 2014 reduced by 2.1 percent year-on-year to 101.4 billion kilowatts, the fuel and energy complex's Central Dispatch Service reports.

While the hydro power plants demonstrated a growth of production by 12.7 percent to 16 billion kilowatts, the production at heat and nuclear power plants reduced.

The production of electricity at nuclear power plants declined by 6.4 percent to 16.1 billion kilowatts, and at heat power plants - by four percent to 69.3 billion kilowatts.

Consumption of electricity in the Russian Federation also decreased by 2.7 percent to 99 billion kilowatts.

Export of electricity in January made 1.3 billion kilowatts, having demonstrated a decline by 27.8 percent. The export to the FSU countries made 0.5 billion kilowatts, which is about the amount of the previous year. The export to other foreign countries reduced by 30.8 percent to 0.9 billion kilowatts.

The production of heat energy in January of the current year declined by 27.3 percent to 73.6 million gigacalories.

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