Electricity demand fell by 3.4% in October, from January 2012 onwards, the lowest average mark, yesterday, the Electricity Development Foundation (Fundelec).
In the same sense, the consumption of the Federal Capital and Buenos Aires neighborhood showed significant falls in both Edesur (-3.1%) and Edenor (-4%), while the rest of the countries also had the same tendency: -3.3%, the electricity market management company According to provisional data, Cammesa.
Fundelec explained the drop in demand across residential, commercial and industrial users across the country: the second consume consumed the year before and the lowest record for the month of 2012 in nominal terms.
Thus, after a 5.8% rise in the quarter (July, July and August), the month-on-month fall (September-October) was more sharp (-4.4%) In the first ten months of 2018, the demand increased by 1.6% in 2017 compared to the same period.
In October 2018, the net demand for the High-Power Market (MEM) was 9,875.1 GWh; year-to-year decline of 3.4%; However, month-on-month growth grew by 1% in September 2018.
The total consumption of 40% in October (3,928.8 GWh) was a demand for housing; The commercial sectors accounted for 29% (2,920.4 GWh) and the industrial sector with 31% (3,025.9 GWh).
Also, in the inter-annual comparison, demand for housing fell by 1.3%, trade demand fell by 4% and industrial demand fell even more, down 5.7%.
However, after the ten months of the year, electricity demand increased by 1.6%.
With respect to the country's consumption, on October 18, provinces and companies experienced a sharp fall: 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%), Edes (-3%), Entre Ríos (-3%). , Santa Fe (-2%), La Pampa (-1%), Mendoza (-1%), among others.
Conversely, there were electrical requirements in Chaco (9%) MEM, Santa Cruz (9%), Corrientes (3%), Formosa (3%), Misiones (3%) and Edea (1%). ), Edelap (% 1), among others.
Meanwhile, Río Negro and Salta maintained a level of consumer satisfaction in the inter-annual comparison, explained Fundelece.
He also stated that the average temperature in October was 17.8º C, 18.2º C in the same month of the previous year and the historical one, 17.3º C.
In this context, local generations have declined compared to October 2017, with 10,587 GWh of 10,371 GWh at the same time last year of the previous year. As in recent months, the import quota was low to meet the demand: 25 GWh was imported in October 2018, compared to 13 GWh in October 2017.