Electricity consumption returns to normalize

National electricity consumption has been returning to normal pre-pandemic levels since July, after sharp falls in April and May. According to the Electric Energy Trading Chamber (CCEE), all sectors are already showing recovery levels corresponding to those of 2019. Also according to the CCEEE, consumption for the year accumulated until August is down 4.1%, and 2020 is expected to end at the rate close to 3%.

Data also show a migration of consumers to the free contracting environment (FTA), which in the annual comparison recorded a 1.3% lower demand in the accumulated from January to August, and mainly attracts the non-metallic minerals, trade and telecommunications sectors. In the regulated environment (ACR), the fall was 5.3%, influenced by trade and industries still linked to distributors.


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