THE MONTHLY ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION REPORT IS NOW ONLINE: +2.1% INCREASE IN OCTOBER WITH A BOOM IN RENEWABLES

Strong growth in hydroelectric and wind production with an increase in demand from the Centre-South
  • 30/11/2018
The monthly electricity consumption report is now online: +2.1% increase in October with a boom in renewables

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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.