In October 2019, Energisa Group’s consolidated captive and free electricity consumption (3,147.1 GWh) rose by 2.7% over the same month last year. If uninvoiced sales are included, the volume changes to 3,246.3 GWh, an increase of 2.8% in the same period. The residential, rural and commercial sectors accounted for most of the growth in the month. The residential sector (+5.2% or 58.1 GWh) experienced substantial changes in consumption in the Group’s largest concession areas: ESS (+18.1% or 20.8 GWh), EMS (+11.2% or 17.9 GWh), EMT (+6.2% or 16.8 GWh), all influenced by the warmer weather, with ESS also benefiting from the positive calendar effect. The rural sector experienced growth of 6.8% (20.4 GWh), with EMT (+8.0% or 9.6 GWh) and EMS (+15.5 or 6.7 GWh) leading the pack, spurred by livestock and grain production; and ESS (+27.1 or 6.7 GWh), driven by an upturn in the fruit segment. Commercial consumption grew by 3.1% or 18.8 GWh, primarily driven by the warmer weather. The Midwest and South and South-east regions performed best, reporting growth of 6.0% (or 75.8 GWh) and 7.5% (or 38.5 GWh) respectively, both due to the warmer weather and a vibrant farming sector. However, the Northeast and North Regions experienced a contraction of 2.5% and 2.4% respectively, both affected by the heavy rainfall in the period, milder weather and weaker output by local industry.
In the first ten months of 2019, Energisa Group’s captive and free electricity consumption (29,873.6 GWh) rose in the first ten months of 2019 by 4.0% over the same period last year. If uninvoiced sales are included, the volume changes to 29,983.5 GWh, an increase of 4.4% in the same period. Free-market consumption (TUSD) rose by 5.8%. Captive consumption (24,996.0 GWh) rose by 3.7% in the first ten months of 2019. Captive plus free energy consumption rose significantly at the distribution companies: EMT (+6.70% or 482.2 GWh), EMS (+5.8% or 257.7 GWh), ESS (+4.6% or 163.2 GWh), EPB (+2.6% or 91.7 GWh), ETO (+4.3% or 83.7 GWh), ERO (+2.4% or 63.6 GWh) and EAC (+4.3% or 36.8 GWh).
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