The Italian power demand in August dropped by 2.5%

08/09/2010 00:44 Electricity Market

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The power demand in Italy for August month dropped 2.5% arriving at 24.7 billion KWh, caused by cooler weather, according to the Italian grid operator Terna on Monday.

The lower temperatures have led to a decrease of the demand for August, which normally should have fallen by 1.4% if the monthly figure was adjusted to the average temperature. In the first 8 months of the year, the power demand increased by 2.1%, while in 2009 the demand for the same period of time decreased by 7.6% comparing to 2008, following the economic crisis. Domestic power production of 22.2 billion KW/h have seen a decrease of 3.2% comparing to 2009, meeting 88.6% of demand in August.

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