"According to Ukrenergo's operational data, electricity consumption in Ukraine's electricity system (net, excluding network losses) decreased by only 1% in October 2020 compared to October 2019: 9.641 billion kWh against 9.724 billion kWh,” reads the report.
In October 2020, the volume of electricity consumption by industrial consumers decreased by 3.9% compared to October 2019. The decrease was due to a reduction in electricity consumption in the metallurgical industry (down 7.9%). The percentage of electricity consumption reduced significantly (down 12.4%) in the mechanical engineering sector due to quarantine restrictions. At the same time, the chemical and petrochemical industries significantly increased their electricity consumption - by 12.3%.
In October 2020, household consumers increased electricity consumption by 1.8% from October 2019, construction sector - by 4.2%, agricultural consumers - by 5.3%, public utility and other non-industrial consumers - by 3.9% and by 2.6%, respectively.
Since the beginning of the year, electricity consumption (net) totalled 95.9 billion kWh, which is 3.2% less than in January-October 2019. Of all consumer groups, an increase in electricity consumption was recorded only among households (up 2.8%) and agricultural consumers (up 0.6%). At the same time, the highest decrease in electricity consumption was reported in transport sector (down 14.8%) and public utility sector (down 6.9%).
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