Electricity consumption in Russia remained stable in 2019

14 Jan 2020

According to the Unified Energy System (SO UPS) of Russia, which manages seven power systems in Russia (all Russia excepted northern islands and isolated systems in north-eastern Siberia), power generation in the unified energy system increased by 0.9% in 2019 to 1,080 TWh, while electricity consumption hiked by 0.4% in 2019 to 1,059 TWh. Mos of the demand was covered by thermal power generation (617 TWh, -0.5% compared to 2018). Hydropower generation rose by 3.6% to 190 TWh and nuclear generation by 2.2% to 209 TWh. Captive power plants (industrial power plants generating electricity for their own consumption) also raised their production level (+2.1% to 63 TWh).

For Russia as a whole, electricity consumption is estimated to have dipped by 0.1% to 1,075 TWh, while power generation slightly increased (+0.4%) to 1,096 TWh.

The peak power consumption was recorded on 24 January 2019 at 151,661 MW, i.e. 213 MW below the peak level of 2018.




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