Russian power consumption in UES up 0.4% in 2019, overall consumption across country down 0.1%
MOSCOW. Jan 13 (Interfax) - Power consumption within Russia's United Energy System was around 1.059 trillion kWh in 2019, up 0.4% compared with 2018, according to the System Operator.
Power consumption as a whole in Russia came to 1.075 trillion kWh, down 0.1% from 2018.
Power generation grew 0.4%, to 1.096 trillion kWh, including 1.081 trillion kWh within the UES (+0.9%).
As usual, the fuel and energy complex accounted for the bulk of generation (616.8 billion kWh, -0.5%). Hydro and nuclear generation grew to 190.3 billion kWh (+3.6%) and 208.6 billion kWh (2.2%), respectively. Captive plants produced 63.3 billion kWh (+2.1%).
Peak consumption in the UES (151.66 GW) was recorded on January 24.
Figures for 2019 by region:
|UES/energy region||Generation, bln kWh||Change vs. 2018, %||Consumption, bln kWh||Change vs. 2018, %|
|East (including isolated systems)||52.1||2.9||48.6||3.3|
|Siberia (including isolated systems)||216.4||1.5||219.1||0.5|
In December, UES consumption fell 2.2% year-on-year, to 101.1 billion kWh. Consumption in Russia as a whole fell 2.7%, to 102.6 billion. UES generation fell 2.4%, to 102.9 billion kWh, and 2.9% in Russia, to 104.4 billion.