Power consumption in June, confirms Terna amounted to 27.2 billion kwh, an increase of 7.6% compared to June 2016. More normal growth in the first six months of 2017, when the current demand results in growth of +1.4%.

The hot, the industry demand and prices, more robust, inflated in June, energy consumption, and consumption have also pushed the production of energy. So the summer of 2017 is open by assigning to the segment of energy the primacy of industrial production growth, +9.8% compared to June 2016.

The heat, in fact, pushes the consumption of electrical power when the air conditioners turned on and when the cold chain (from the great centres refrigerated logistics up to the banks of the dairy products of the shops) is marching at full force compressors to follow the orders given by the thermostats. But the heat increases the consumption of gasoline and diesel fuel not only because the italians are induced by the climate to seek the refreshment of trips outside the city, but also because the air-conditioner of cars, when they are turned on, they do consume more fuel in a sensitive way.

Istat pointed out, in June, a very sharp rise in activity for refineries (“manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products” +12,1%) and for local utilities (“supply of electricity, gas, steam and air” +10,8%). Slower, and physiological growth of the activity of extraction of oil and natural gas from fields of national“mining activity” +2.7 per cent).

Power consumption in June, confirms Terna (the Spa of the high voltage) amounted to 27.2 billion kilowatt-hours, with a very sharp rise of 7.6% compared to June 2016. More normal growth in the first six months of 2017, when the current demand results in growth of +1.4%.

Some details on the power plants. In June, production in the national electricity net (24.6 billion kwh) was made up of 42% from renewable sources of energy, with a growth of +8.7% for pv production (a few clouds have obscured the panels), but a collapse even of -19,8% for hydroelectric production (very little rain, especially in the Triveneto region) and wind power (-18,7%).

On petroleum products, took over the Unione Petrolifera, in June, the total consumption amounted to 5 million tons, an increase of 2.7% compared to June 2016. The demand of gasoline and diesel amounted to around 2.7 million tons, of which 0.7 million of gasoline and 2 million of gasoil, with an increase of 2% (53mila tonnes) compared to the same month of 2016.

SOURCE: Ilsole24ore.com

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