Strong growth in hydroelectric and wind production with an increase in demand from the Centre-South
Strong growth in renewable energy production, in particular wind and hydroelectric. This is what has emerged from the October electricity consumption report in Italy, which Terna publishes each month providing a clear, in-depth picture of the evolution of the Italian national electricity system. October 2018 showed an increase in electricity consumption compared to the same month in 2017. Almost 85.3% of the demand has been covered by national production, with an increase of 2.1% compared to October 2017. In this context, the growth in sources of hydroelectric (+25.1%) and wind (+17.4%) production is a confirmation of how the energy provision system is evolving and how non-traditional energy sources are becoming increasingly integrated into the process of transition and decarbonisation currently under way.
26.9 billion kWh in October. The electricity demand has increased by 2.1% compared to the same period in 2017. The reason for the change must be related to the calendar, with one more working day, but also reflects a higher temperature compared to October 2017. In fact, an increase of over 1°C was recorded compared to the same month of the previous year.
+0.8% increase compared to the first ten months of 2017. October’s increase in consumption is in line with a general growth in electricity demand since January. In kWh, the figure is 269 billion throughout Italy. The Central and Southern regions recorded an increase of almost 2.6%, unlike the Northern regions which recorded a +1.9% increase during October.