April 30, 2014 / 11:15 AM / 4 years ago

TABLE-Norway, Sweden water reservoir levels begin rising again

OSLO, April 30 (Reuters) - Water reservoir levels for
hydropower generation in Norway and Sweden rose for the first
time in months, energy authorities said on Wednesday.
    Water levels are key to electricity prices in the Nordic
region which gets half its power from hydroelectric stations.
    The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) 
provided the following data on Norway's reservoirs. The data for
Swedish reservoirs are from Svensk Energi. Both sets of data are
also posted by Nordic power exchange Nasdaq OMX Commodities on
its website. 
 RESERVOIR LEVELS (percent full) 
 Country    Latest    Pvs week   Year ago   Long-term median 
 Norway      34.6      34.4        25.9        32.1  
 Sweden      25.4      24.6        16.8        20.7  
    NOTES: The long-term median level for Norwegian reservoirs 
is the level measured during the same week in 1990-2007. For 
Sweden, it is the level for the same week in 1950-2004.
    - For historical data on Norwegian reservoirs click on 
, for Swedish reservoirs on and for 
reservoirs across the whole Nordic region on.

 (Reporting by Gwladys Fouche)

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