In September 2019, consolidated captive and free electricity consumption (3,103.0 GWh) rose by 8.4% over the same month last year. If uninvoiced sales are included, the volume changes to 3,179.9 GWh, growth of 10.0% in the same period. This performance was influenced by the low level of rainfall and warmer weather in early spring across all concessions. For the third time this year Energisa has achieved a volume upwards of 3 TWh, with the figure recorded in Sep/19 being the highest on record. The residential and commercial sectors experienced increases across all concessions in the month, while distribution companies in the Northeast had this result primarily driven by a calendar effect, all the others were affected by hotter than average weather. Industrial consumption was flat on September 2018, the nonmetallic minerals and food sectors experienced growth in the Midwest, while ESE’s concession in north-east Brazil is still feeling the effects of a major client switching to the National Grid. Agribusiness and warmer weather drove rural consumption by 3.4%. The largest increases in captive and free consumption were recorded in the Midwest, North and South/South-east regions, at 12.6%, 12.1% and 5.4%, respectively.
In the third quarter of 2019, Captive and free electricity consumption in Energisa Group’s concession areas rose by 4.4% in the period to 8,881.9 GWh. If unbilled sales are included, the volume changes to 8,892.3 GWh, an increase of 3.8% in the same period. The performance in the quarter was chiefly due to consumption by the residential (+8.2%; 238.6 GWh) and commercial (+6.3%; 103.3 GWh) sectors. Industrial consumption contracted by 1.8%, while the rural sector grew by 1.7%. Captive plus free energy consumption in the period rose significantly at the distribution companies: EMT (+8.4%), EMS (+6.8%) and ERO (6.8%).
In the first nine months of 2019, Energisa Group’s captive and free electricity consumption (26,727.1 GWh) rose in the first nine months of 2019 by 4.2% over the same period last year. If unbilled sales are included, the volume becomes 26,737.8 GWh (+4.6%). Free-market consumption (TUSD) rose by 5.8% (238.4 GWh). Captive consumption (829.8 GWh) rose by 3.9% in the first nine months of 2019. Captive plus free energy consumption in the period rose significantly at the distribution companies: EMT (442.3 GWh, +6.9%), EMS (222.5 GWh, +5.6%), ESS (124.8 GWh, +4.0%), ERO (82.0 GWh, +3.5%), ETO (78.2 GWh, +4.5%) and EPB (85.7 GWh, +2.7%).
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