Power generation

According to provisional data, the demand for electricity in 2012 amounted to 325,259 GWh, down by 2.8% compared to the same period in 2011 (see the table below).

To compare the results for 2012 with the data for the previous year, the number of days and temperature being equal, we must consider two separate factors. The influence of the calendar is due to the presence of an extra working day in the first half of 2012, a leap year, compared with the days in 2011 (253 days rather than 252). Furthermore, weather conditions were slightly warmer in summer (0.4 degrees Celsius higher) and colder in winter (-0.7 degrees Celsius) compared with the same period in 2011.

Adjusting, therefore for the number of days and the temperature, the change in electricity demand amounted to -3.4%

ELECTRICITY BALANCE IN ITALY

GWh 2012 2011 Change %
Net generation 284,798 291,446 -6,648 -2.3%
Imports from foreign suppliers 45,369 47,520 -2,151 -4.5%
Exports to foreign clients 2,281 1,787 494 27.6%
Destined for pumping 2,627 2,539 88 3.5%
Total demand - Italy 325,259 334,640 -9,381 -2.8%