During a meeting of the Monthly Operation Program (PMO), the National Electric System Operator (ONS) predicted a drop in the energy load in the country in June, which will be 5.4% lower than that recorded in the same month of 2019, at 60,285 average MW.
The reduction will be more intense in the Southeast/Midwest submarket, the main cargo center in the country, where it will reach 7.5%, to 34,425 average MW. In the South, the decrease will be 1.8%, to 10,561 average MW, and in the Northeast, the decrease will be 2.4%, to 10,019 average MW. In the North, in turn, the drop will be 4.3%, to 5,280 average MW.
The reduction projected for June follows the reduction of 12.4% in the load of the National Interconnected System (SIN) in April and about 12.3% estimated for May. The result of recent months continues to be mainly related to the decrease in energy consumption because of restrictive measures to combat the spread of the new coronavirus.