While consumption in the summer was still around the same level as the previous year, four percent less electricity was consumed in September than a year earlier, the industry association BDEW reported on Friday in Berlin. “In October the difference was even nine percent. The last time there was such a decrease in electricity consumption was in the first year of the corona pandemic in 2020,” emphasized the Federal Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW).
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In addition to the unusually warm weather and savings made by consumers as a result of the crisis, the association also cites a drop in production in industry as reasons for the decline in October.
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Overall, electricity consumption has so far been 1.9 percent below that of the same period last year, it said. For the year as a whole, the BDEW expects a decline of a good two percent compared to 2021.
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