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In October, electricity consumption decreased by 3.4%


The demand for electricity declined by 3.4% in October last year, and the lowest electricity consumption in the same month of 2012 was reported by the Fund's Energy Development Fund (Fundelec).

Meanwhile, the consumption of the Federal Capital and the Buenos Aires neighborhood has shown a significant drop in the Eiszur (-3.1%) and Edenor (-4%), while the rest of the countries have the same trend: -3.3% according to the data obtained by the Chamlea.

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).

Housing demand also dropped by -1.3%, commercial demand dropped by 4%, and industrial demand declined by -5.7%.

However, in ten months the demand for electricity increased by 1.6%.

Consumer consumption in the country is as follows: October 18, Catamarca (-46%), San Luis (-12%), San Juan (-11%), Chubut (-7%), La Rioja (-7%), Tucuman (-6%), Cordoba (-5%), Santiago del Estero (-5%), Eden (-4%), Entre Ríos (-3%), Santa Fe (-2%), La Pampa (-1%), Mendoza (-1%).

Chaco (9%), Santa Cruz (9%), Corrientes (3%), Formosa (3%), Misiones (3%), Edea (1%), Ealdap (1%) .b.

In addition, Rio Negro and Salta have retained their consumption levels in comparison with the previous year, Fondedek explained.

He also noted that in October, the average temperature was 17.8 ° C and 18.2 ° C in the same month of the previous year and 17.3 ° C in the historic period.

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.

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