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Electricity demand down 0.2% in 2010

Δημοσίευση 18 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 11:44 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Electricity demand down 0.2% in 2010
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Demand for electricity fell to 2005 levels in 2010, following a decline in the last two years, reflecting an economic recession in the country, official figures showed on Monday.

Demand for electricity fell to 2005 levels in 2010, following a decline in the last two years, reflecting an economic recession in the country, official figures showed on Monday.

The only positive figure was that the 2010 rate of decline was significantly lower compared with the 2009 figure, with consumption of electricity by heavy industries showing signs of recovery. On the other hand, households and small enterprises continued cutting power consumption.

A report by DESMHE, the power grid manager, showed that demand for electricity fell 0.2 pct in 2010 to 52,329 Giga W/h, after falling by as much as 5.56 pct in 2009.

Demand by heavy industries grew 5.86 pct in 2010, while demand by households, small enterprises and farmers fell by 1.43 pct last year.

DESMHE said electricity production by hydro-dam stations grew 35 pct last year; from other alternative energy sources 8.2 pct; from natural gas stations it grew by 10.5 pct. Conversely, it was down from oil by 93 pct, while lignite-fuelled power production fell by 10 pct.