Ukraine increases electricity consumption by 1.3% in Jan-Sept
Electricity consumption in Ukraine grew by 1.3%, or 1.422 billion kWh in January-September 2017 compared to the same period of 2016, to 108.912 billion, a source at the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry told Interfax-Ukraine.
The figures take into account technological losses in the power grids.
Without taking into account technological losses, electricity consumption in the nine months through September 2017 increased 1.7%, or 1.489 billion kWh, to 87.471 billion kWh.
The industry of the country, excluding technological losses, increased electricity consumption by 2.3%, to 37.503 billion kWh. In particular, metallurgy consumed 21.467 billion kWh (0.6% up from January-September 2016), the fuel industry consumed 2.685 billion kWh (2% up), machine building 2.877 billion kWh (9.8% up), chemical and petrochemical industries 2.094 billion kWh (6.8% down), food and processing industry 3.223 billion kWh (6.4% up). Producers of construction materials consumed 1.689 billion kWh (5% up) and other sectors boosted power consumption by 9%, to 3.467 billion kWh.
Agriculture alone consumed 2.738 billion kWh (a 7% increase), the transport sector 5.193 billion kWh (a 5.9% increase), and the construction sector 645.8 million kWh (a 13.6% increase).
Households in January-September 2017 consumed 26.676 billion kWh (1.1% down), providers of utilities services bought 11.074 billion kWh (0.5% down), and other non-industrial consumers 4.642 billion kWh (7.3% up).
Industry accounted for 42.9% of total electricity consumption January-September 2017 compared with 42.6% year-over-year. The share of households decreased from 30.2% to 29.4%.
In September alone, electricity consumption taking into account technological losses grew by 0.1%, to 11.069 billion kWh, and without technological losses – by 3.7%, to 9.285 billion kWh.