Eesti Energia’s sales figures for December 2009

Last December, Eesti Energia sold 717 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity on the domestic market, which was 3.5% less than in December 2008. In December 2009, Eesti Energia sold 442 GWh of electricity to business customers, which is 4.1% less than in December 2008. The company sold 182 GWh of electricity to residential customers in December, which is 5.8% less than in December 2008. Eesti Energia’s sales to network operators made up 93 GWh, representing an increase of 4.4%. The colder weather – four degrees less than the respective period in 2008 – exerted a positive effect on the sales results in December. However, it could not compensate for the economic downturn, which has caused a decrease in production output at industrial enterprises. Export of electricity in December was 235 GWh, which is 16.5% more than a year ago. Increased export to the Nordic energy exchange Nord Pool bolstered export volumes. Eesti Energia’s average selling price of electricity in December 2009 to the domestic market, not including network services, was 477 kroons per megawatt hour (kr/MWh). The average base electricity price during the same period in Nord Pool’s Finnish region was 751 kr/MWh. Eesti Energia sold 214 GWh of thermal energy in December 2009 – a drop of 22 GWh compared to December 2008. Heat sales were impacted negatively by increasing competition on Tallinn’s thermal energy market.