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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Electricity Output Up

MOSCOW -- The output of electricity was up 5 percent to 6 percent up in November and December 1999 despite an acute shortage of electricity, national power grid Unified Energy Systems said.

The growth was linked largely to an increasing demand for electric power from industrial facilities. The demand started growing in the third quarter of the year and the growth continues up to now, UES said.

The monthly average temperature in November was 14 degrees Celsius below zero, or 6 degrees below the norm for this month of the year. The peak load in the UES power grids exceeded last year's average by 7 million to 8 million kilowatt hours while the consumption rose 150,000 to 200,000 kilowatt hours. Thermal power plants increased the output by 215 percent on average.