Electricity Supply and Demand

Total electricity consumption in 2017 (provisional data):
  • 85.5 TWh
  • 15.5 MWh / capita

Total electricity consumption in 2016:
  • 85,2 TWh
  • 15.5 MWh / capita

Consumption of electricity amounted to 85.5 TWh, which is almost the same as one year earlier.

Domestic production of electricity was 65 TWh in 2017, which was around two per cent less than one year ago. Around one-third of electricity was produced with nuclear energy. Combined heat and power production had the second biggest share in electricity production, 32 per cent.

Hydro power accounted for 23 per cent of electricity production. The water situation in Finland has been weaker than usual in the past few years and the production of hydro power went down by six per cent in 2017. The production of wind power continued its yearly growth by an increase of 57 per cent and its share of electricity production reached seven per cent last year. According to preliminary data, the production of solar power grew by 49 per cent, but its share of Finland’s electricity production was still under half a per mil.

Net imports of electricity to Finland amounted to 20.4 TWh, which corresponded to 24 per cent of total electricity consumption. Compared with 2016, net imports of electricity grew by eight per cent, which was mainly caused by a 44 per cent fall in exports of electricity.

Source: Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Production of electricity and heat [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-5099. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.8.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/salatuo/tjulk_en.html

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Energy supply and consumption [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-7976. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 10.8.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ehk/index_en.html
Electricity Supply 2016
Picture 1. Electricity Supply in Finland in 2016.

Electricity Supply 2015-2016
Picture 2. Electricity Supply in 2015 and 2016, TWh.
Electricity consumption 2017
Picture 3. Electricity Consumption in Finland in 2017, provisional data.
Electricity consumption 2016-2017
Picture 4. Electricity consumption in Finland in 2016 and 2017, TWh, year 2017 provisional data.

Electricity consumption 1970-2017
Picture 5. Electricity Consumption in Finland 1970-2017, TWh, year 2017 provisional data.

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