Demand for electricity fell 3.4% year on year at the end of & # 39; in October, the lowest mark for that month since 2012, reported yesterday the Foundation for Electricity Development (Fundelec ).
In the same vein, the Federal Capital consumption and suburbs & # 39; Buenos Aires showed a significant reduction in both Edesur (-3.1%) and in & # 39; Edenor (-4%), while the rest of the country also registered the same trend: -3.3%, according to provisional data from the Administrative Market company & # 39; Electricity, Cammesa.
Fundelec explained that the decline in demand was at residential users, commercial and industrial across the country: October was the second lowest consumption of the entire year and the lowest mark for that month by 2012, f & # 39; nominal terms.
After a quarter (June, July and August) with & # 39; & # 39 increase; 5.8% year on year, the further reduction of & # 39; every three months (September-October) of the year was recorded in & # 39; percentage terms (-4.4%) while during the first ten months of 2018, demand recorded an increase of & # 39; 1.6% compared with the same 2017 period.
F & # 39; October 2018, the total aggregate demand Sales of Electricity Wholesale Market (MEM) was & # 39; 9875.1 GWh; minus & # 39; 3.4% from year to year; however, there was growth month on month & # 39; 1% compared with & # 39; September 2018.
Of the total consumption in & # 39; in October, 40% (3928.8 GWh) belonged to residential demand, while the commercial sector represented 29% (2920.4 GWh) and the industrial sector 31% (3.025.9 GWh).
In addition, when comparing year after year, the residential demand decreased by & # 39; 1.3%, while commercial demand decreased by & # 39; 4% and industrial demand showed a greater decline: -5.7%.
Even so, after ten months of the year, demand for electricity recorded an increase of & # 39; 1.6%.
As consumption in & # 39; areas of the country, in & # 39; October, 18 provinces and companies showed a decrease: Catamarca (-46%), San Luis (-12%), San Juan ( -11%), Chubut (-7%)), Jujuy (-7%), La Rioja (-7%), Tucuman (-6%), Córdoba (-5%), Santiago del Estero (-5%) , Eden (-4%), édes (- 3%), Entre Ríos (-3%), Santa Fe (-2%), La Pampa (-1%), Mendoza (-1%), among others.
In turn, there were 7 upgrades in electrical requirements MEM f & # 39; Chaco (9%), Santa Cruz (9%), Corrientes (3%), Formosa (3%), Misiones (3%) , EDEA (1%). ), Edelap (1%), among others.
Meanwhile, Río Negro and Salta kept the level & # 39; consumption in the comparison between years and years, explained Fundelec.
Moreover, he pointed out that the average temperature in & # 39; & # 39 was in October, 17.8 ° C, while in the same month of the previous year was 18.2 ° C, and historic, 17.3 ° C.
F & # 39; this context, local generation showed a decrease compared to & # 39; October 2017, which was 10.371 GWh for this month against 10 587 GWh for the same period of the previous year. As in recent months, the share of imports was lower when demand reached: 25 GWh imported in October 2018 compared to & # 39; 13 GWh imported into & # 39; October 2017.