Energy consumption rises 3.0% in October, driven by sales in the Northeast and Midwest regions
Energisa Group's consolidated captive and free electricity consumption (2,671.2 GWh) rose by 3.0% over the same month last year, driven by sales of distribution companies operating in the Northeast and Midwest regions, especially in the concession area of EBO (+10.7% or 5,6 GWh), ESE (+6.5% or 15,9 GWh), EPB (+5.5% or 19.4 GWh) and EMT (+5.1% or 39.2 GWh). This performance does not include the electricity market held by the recent acquisitions of the distribution companies Centrais Elétricas de Rondônia S/A (Ceron) and Companhia de Eletricidade do Acre (Eletroacre), which saw consumption increase and rise in the month by 7.6% and 0.4%, respectively. If uninvoiced sales are included, the volume changes to 2,765.9 GWh, an increase of 3.7% in the same period.
In the first ten months of 2018 Energisa Group's captive and free electricity consumption (25,252.1 GWh) rose by 2.8% over the same period last year (not including energy sales by Ceron and Eletroacre). If uninvoiced sales are included, the volume changes to 25,251.9 GWh, an increase of 2.9% in the same period. Free-market consumption (TUSD) rose by 11.0%. Captive consumption (20,819.6 GWh) rose by 1.3% in the first ten months of 2018. Captive plus free energy consumption rose significantly at the distribution companies: EMS (+3.6% or 153.4 GWh), ESS (+3.5% or 117.1 GWh), ETO (+3.3% or 62.6 GWh), ESE (+2.7% or 67.6 GWh) and EMT (+2.5% or 178.4 GWh).
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