Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ministry of Economy: The electricity consumption was 28,862 GWh last year

The electricity consumption in Slovakia was 28.862 GWh last year. In comparison with the year before the comsumption increased by 100,5 GWh the growth was 0,35%.

"This trend can be characterized as stagnation in the development of electricity consumption. At the beginning of 2011, there was a trend of increase in electricity consumption and in the second half of last year the growth stopped," informed the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic in the report about the results of safety electricity supply.

The maximum load of the power system of the Slovak Republic was 4.279 MW, which was less than in 2010. The annual minimum was 2.162 MW, the decrease of 22 MW.

From 2000 to 2008, the total consumption of electricity in Slovakia increased annually on average by 0,7%. Due to the world economic crisis there was an impact on economic growth in Slovakia, the total consumption of electricity in Slovakia was 27.386 GWh in 2009. It was a decrease of 8,2%. Improvement of the economic situation was reflected in 2010, which had an impact on electricity consumption. In 2010, electricity consumption increased by 5% in comparison with 2009. In 2011, electricity consumption reached 28.862 GWh. It increased only by 0,35% in comparison with 2010.

"On the basis of electricity consumption in the first 4 months of this year, we expect that in 2012, electricity consumption will stagnate," said the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic. The Ministry of Economy expects in the next year increasing production level of 31,6 TWh. Electricity production will be higher than consumed and Slovakia could become a pro-export country.

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