Electricity consumption increased by almost 7% in 9 months in Ukraine
NPC Ukrenergo reported that electricity consumption in Ukraine (net, excluding losses in networks) in January-September 2021 amounted to 92.2 billion kWh, which is 6.9% more than in the same period in 2020 (86.2 billion kWh).
It is noted that this was influenced by the absence in 2021 of strict quarantine measures to counter the spread of COVID-19, as a result of the increase in consumption was present through all months, but most of all in March and April – by 11.6% and 12.4%, respectively. In addition, in July 2021, the weather was hotter than in July 2020 (23.7 ° С versus 21.9 ° С), which led to an increase in consumption by 7.2%.
In general, for 9 months of 2021 compared to January-September 2020, all consumer groups increased their consumption, except for agricultural enterprises (-5.9%). The largest increase in consumption among the group of non-industrial consumers (small and medium-sized businesses) - by 18.1%, construction - by 15% and transport - by 9.4%, due to the absence of strict quarantine restrictions. At the same time, electricity consumption by the population increased by 5.6%, and by industry - by 6.7%.
In addition, all industries have increased their consumption. Most of all - manufacturers of building materials - by 17.1% and machine builders by 14.1%. In addition, a significant increase in consumption by the metallurgical and chemical and petrochemical industries should be noted (+ 6.5% and + 7.1%, respectively).
In the structure of electricity consumption in January-September 2021, compared to the same period in 2020, there was a significant decrease in the share of the population (from 30.9% to 30.5%) and a simultaneous increase in the group of non-industrial consumers (from 6.1% to 6.7% ), which can be explained by the lack of quarantine this year. In addition, farmers reduced their share - from 3.2% to 2.9%. The rest of the consumer groups practically did not change their share (fluctuations within +/- 0.2%).
Let us remind you that there is another breakdown at the power unit at Burshtyn TPP.
As reported, Ukrenergo will place green Eurobonds worth $825 million.
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