In October, electricity consumption in Ukraine’s electricity system amounted to 9.641 billion kWh, down by 1% YoY, the press service of Ukrenergo National Power Company reported.
“According to Ukrenergo’s operational data, electricity consumption in Ukraine’s electricity system (net, excluding network losses) decreased by only 1% in October: 9.641 billion kWh against 9.724 billion kWh,” reads the report.
In October, the volume of electricity consumption by industrial consumers decreased by 3.9%. The decrease was due to a reduction in electricity consumption in the metallurgical industry (-7.9%). The percentage of electricity consumption reduced significantly (-12.4%) in the mechanical engineering sector due to quarantine restrictions. At the same time, the chemical and petrochemical industries significantly increased their electricity consumption – by 12.3%.
Household consumers increased electricity consumption by 1.8%, construction sector – by 4.2%, agricultural consumers – by 5.3%, public utility and other non-industrial consumers – by 3.9% and by 2.6%, respectively.
Since the beginning of the year, electricity consumption (net) totaled 95.9 billion kWh, down by 3.2% YoY. Of all consumer groups, an increase in electricity consumption was recorded only among households (+2.8%) and agricultural consumers (+0.6%). At the same time, the highest decrease in electricity consumption was reported in transport sector (-14.8%) and public utility sector (-6.9%). (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)