Electricity consumption in 2020 is lowest since 2005

By TPN/Lusa, in News, Business · 16-02-2021 16:00:00 · 2 Comments
Electricity consumption in 2020 is lowest since 2005

In 2020 electricity consumption reached its lowest level since 2005, at 48,800 GWh, a drop of 3.1% compared to 2019 or 3.7% considering temperature corrections and working days.

In a statement, REN - Redes Energéticas Nacionais, the company responsible for the global management of national electricity and natural gas systems, said that in December, energy consumption showed a positive trend, with a year-on-year variation of 1.4 percent, in a variation "influenced by the lower temperatures this year [of 2020].

According to REN, in December the hydroelectric production index "remained close to the average regime," registering 0.95 (historical average equal to 1).

In wind production, "conditions were more favourable," with the respective index at 1.15 (historical average of 1).

In the last month of the year, renewable production supplied 7 percent of consumption, while non-renewable production was responsible for 26 percent and the balance of trade with abroad supplied the remaining 2 percent.

The natural gas market fell 4.3 percent year-on-year in December, with the conventional segment growing 0.3 percent and the power generation segment falling 16 percent.

In 2020, natural gas consumption totalled around 66,900 GWh (Gigawatt-hour), a negative variation of 1.6 percent compared to the previous year, with the conventional segment falling 4.5 percent and the power generation segment growing 3.8 percent.



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“What did they expect???!? People who are forced to not work while in lockdown KNOW they´re pilling up debts, as they cannot afford to pay their FOOD or any other bills. Is a study/poll needed to reach this conclusion?
But we´re well on our way to repeating last year´s mistakes. We´re on our 11th lockdown but the gvrt deems it important to prepare for tourism season, as does the EU(why else would the EU be bent on approving 1.7 billion euros of cash transfer approved to Portugal AT THE BEGINNING of summer?)
This is not conspiracy theory, we´re in lockdown during what would be most ppl´s working months, and then come summer, we have to make ready to accommodate the tourists, who may look like they´re doing a good job at home but then come here on vacations to"relax". And by relaxing, i don´t mean sea/sunbathing, but relaxing social covid etiquette as well. But the ppl who couldn´t afford to go anywhere bf pandemic, living hand-to-mouth, they´re supposed to be in lockdown and watch others come here on vacation??? Passive-aggressive much??? I stopped expecting any sense in these measures, as i fail to see how they´re actually protecting ppl(the ppl who live/work here, were doing badly bf pandemic, and cannot cope at all by now). Go figure.”

By guida from Lisbon on 17-02-2021 07:43

What did they expect???!? People who are forced to not work while in lockdown KNOW they´re pilling up debts, as they cannot afford to pay their FOOD or any other bills. Is a study/poll needed to reach this conclusion?
But we´re well on our way to reapeating last year´s mistakes. We´re on our 11th lockdown but the gvrt deems it important to prepare for tourism season, as does the EU(why else would the EU be bent on aproving 1.7 billion euros of cash transfer approved to Portugal AT THE BEGINNING of summer?)
This is not conspiracy theory, we´re in lockdown during what would be most ppl´s working months, and then come summer, we have to make ready to acommodate the tourists, who may look like they´re doing a good job at home but then come here on vacations to"relax". And by relaxing, i don´t mean sea/sunbathing, but relaxing social covid etiquette as well. But the ppl who couldn´t afford to go anywhere bf pandemic, living hand-to-mouth, they´re supposed to be in lockdown and watch others come here on vacation??? Passive-aggressive much??? I stopped expecting any sense in these measures, as i fail to see how they´re actually protecting ppl(the ppl who live/work here, were doing badly bf pandemic, and cannot cope at all by now). Go figure.

By guida from Lisbon on 17-02-2021 07:40
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