Demand for electricity has dropped by 3.4% since October 2012 and is the lowest in 2012, The Fund for Development of Electricity (Fundelec).
In the same sense, Consumption of the Federal Capital and Buenos Aires contributed to a considerable decline in the Esau (-3.1%) and Edenor (-4%), while the rest of the world experienced a similar trend: -3.3%, the electricity market management company CAMMESA, according to preliminary data.
Fundelec reported a drop in demand for housing, commercial and industrial users throughout the country: October, the second lowest consumption per year in October and the lowest in this month since 2012, in nominal terms.
Thus, after one quarter (June, July and August), the year-on-year decrease (September-October) was 5.8%, the lowest (September-October) decline (-4.4%), in the first ten months of 2018, compared to the same period of the previous year.
The total net demand for the wholesale market (MES) in October 2018 was 9,875.1 GWh; decreased by 3.4% per annum; however, an increase of 1% over the month was observed in comparison with September 2018.
In October, 40% of the total consumption (3 928.8 GWh) was in demand for housing, while the commercial sector was 29% (2 920.4 GWh) and 31% in the industrial sector (3.025.9 GWh).
At the same time, In comparison with the year the demand for housing decreased by -1,3%, and the commercial demand decreased by -4%, and the further decrease in industrial demand was observed: -5,7%.
However, in ten months the demand for electricity increased by 1.6%.
Consumer consumption in the country is as follows: Catamarca (-46%), San Luis (-12%), San Juan (-11%), Chubut (-7%), Jujuy (-7%), La Rioja (-7%), Toulouse (-6%), Cordoba (-5%), Santiago del Estero (-5%), EDEN (-4%), Entre Ríos (-3%), , Santa Fe (-2%), La Pampa (-1%), Mendoza (-1%).
For their part, Chaco (9%), Santa Cruz (9%), Corrientes (3%), Formosa (3%), Misiones (3%), EDEA (1%), EDELAP (1%) and others. p.
In addition, Rio Negro and Salta have retained their consumption levels in comparison with the previous year, Fondedek explained.
At the same time, the average temperature was 17.8 ° C in October, 18.2 ° C in the same month of the previous year and 17.3 ° C in the historical record.
In this regard, the local population has dropped in comparison with October 2017, when it was 10 371 GWh, which is 10.587 GWt in comparison with the same period last year.
As in the past months, imports have been lowered to satisfy the demand: imported to 13 GW in October 2017 by 25 GW in October 2018.
By the end of the year, the heat generation continues to require a production share of 59.04%.