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Unformatted text preview: he price during the contract period, even if the
market prices change. In 2006, 16.8% of household customers had this
type of contract. International electric power trading
Norway was traditionally a net exporter of electric power. However, in the
late 1990s consumption of electricity rose faster than the power supply, as
hydropower development has been limited in recent times. Thus, Norway
has on average been a net importer ever since. In certain years, however,
high precipitation and inflow to reservoirs can result in exports exceeding
imports. For example, Norwegian net power exports totalled 9.7 TWh in
2002, while Norway had a net import situation in the following year that
amounted to 7.8 TWh. In 2005, the net export was around 12.2 TWh.21
International electric power trading is determined by generating and
consumption patterns in each country, in addition to the capacity on the
interconnectors and the conditions for their use. The motive for power
trading is the opportunities it offers countries to derive mutual benefit from
differences in national generating...
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