Despite the truck drivers’ strike, consolidated energy consumption rose by 4.0% in May.
Despite the truck drivers strike that broke out in the last two weeks of May, consolidated free and captive electricity consumption (2,541.0 GWh) in Energisa Groups concession areas continued rising in May 2018, up by 4.0% over the same month last year. This growth was propelled by captive sales, which rose by 4.1% in the month. However, consolidated consumption by the commercial and industrial sectors partly reflected the adverse effects of the strike, especially the industrial segment. Consolidated consumption by the industrial sector contracted by 0.3% in the month, the first contraction since May 2017. The consumption by free clients, which accounts for 66% of the industrial sector, rose by just 2.3% in the month. Energisa Group's consolidated captive and free electricity consumption (12,738.8 GWh) rose in the first five months of 2018 by 3.8% over the same period last year. If uninvoiced sales are included, the volume changes to 12,697.5 GWh, an increase of 3.6% in the same period.
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