Influence of COVID-19 on electricity consumption in European countries March 2020

In Italy, lockdowns imposed by the government following fears of further spreads of the coronavirus, brought about a 31 percent decline in average electricity demand for calendar week 14 (March 30 to April 3) compared to the same week the year prior. This included adjustments made for temperature differences. Twelve European countries saw a drop of over ten percent in electricity consumption in either of the weeks.
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Weekly change in electricity consumption following COVID-19 in selected European countries in March 2020 compared to March 2019*

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

March 2 to March 30, 2020

Supplementary notes

* Average peak hour consumption during weekdays between 8am and 6pm. Temperature adjusted.

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