Record peak of electricity consumption in February: will there be a record of a month

This year, the largest peak in consumption occurred at 6 p.m. on February 8 and amounted to 23 435 MW. According to statistics, over the past 6 years, this is the highest figure. Does this mean that the monthly consumption will be a record one?

If we compare the peak electricity consumption in a day (e.g. the record day on February 8) with the consumption per month, then a high peak consumption does not mean that the monthly consumption will also become a record one.

According to Ukrenergo, the first week of February 2021 was characterized by an increase in electricity consumption due to a seasonal cold snap.

Thus, the average daily power consumption on weekdays compared to the previous week increased by 1.3% to 478.6 thousand MWh, and on weekends – by 3.1% to 474.4 thousand MWh.

In general, power consumption, according to operational data, from February 1 to February 7 amounted to 3.34 million kWh, which is 1.8% more than in the previous week (4.2% more than the forecast).

Compared to last year, the average daily electricity consumption on weekdays increased by 5.2%, and on weekends – by 4.3%.


Tags: electricity, Ukrenergo, electricity consumption

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