In November 2019, Energisa Group’s consolidated captive and free electricity consumption (3,132.9 GWh) rose by 3.3% over the same month last year. If uninvoiced sales are included, the volume changes to 3,127.6 GWh, an increase of 4.1% in the same period.

The residential, rural and commercial sectors accounted for most of the growth in the month. The residential sector (+4.2% or 46.9 GWh) experienced substantial changes in consumption in the Group’s following concession areas: EMS (+15.5% or 24.9 GWh), EMT (+6.5% or 16.9 GWh) and ESS (+4.4% or 5.5 GWh); results driven by higher than average temperatures and low rainfall levels in the areas served by these distribution companies. The rural sector experienced growth of 9.8% (28.2 GWh), with EMT (+9.2% or 10.0 GWh) and EMS (+19.2 or 8.2 GWh) leading the pack, spurred by soybean harvesting and the greater use of mechanical irrigation due to the lower rainfall levels in the period; and ESS (25.6% or 6.3 GWh), due to higher productivity in the fruit harvest. The commercial sector experienced growth of 3.7% (22.2 GWh), also driven by the climatic factors.

The Midwest and South and South-east regions performed best, reporting growth of 7.1% (or 88.7 GWh) and 5.5% (or 28.2 GWh) respectively, both due to the warmer weather and a vibrant farming sector in the region. Contrastingly, the Northeast region experienced a contraction of 1.9%, due to weaker performance of local industrial segments; and consumption in the North region diminished by 0.9%, due to climate effects and lower production in the food sector in ERO’s concession area.

Energisa Group’s captive and free electricity consumption (33,006.9 GWh) rose in the first eleven months of 2019 by 3.9% over the same period last year. If uninvoiced sales are included, the volume changes to 33,111.5 GWh, an increase of 4.4% in the same period. Free-market consumption (TUSD) rose by 5.7%. Captive consumption (27,617.3 GWh) rose by 3.6% in the first eleven months of 2019. Captive plus free energy consumption rose significantly at the distribution companies: EMT (+6.6% or 523.7 GWh), EMS (+6.2% or 304.8 GWh), ESS (+4.8% or 186.8 GWh), EPB (+2.3% or 91.8 GWh), ETO (+3.9% or 83.8GWh), ERO (+2.0% or 58.4 GWh) and EAC (+3.9% or 37.4 GWh).

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