Norway's district heating consumption increased by 4.4 percent in 2017 compared to the year before and amounted to 5.5 terawatt hours (TWh), according to the Statistics Norway (SSB) on Sunday.
The SSB said that investment in district heating production and the further expansion of the district heating net has pushed up consumption over time.
In 2017, the total length of the district heating was about 1,900 km, more than twice that of 2008.
According to the SSB, service industries continued to account for the largest share of consumption in 2017, and their use of district heating accounted for about 3.3 TWh.
"A total of 23 percent of the total district heating consumption, or about 1.2 TWh, was supplied to households, while consumption in industry accounted for 17 percent, or barely 1 TWh," explained the SSB.
It added that about half of district heating was generated from waste.
By Murat Temizer