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Total electricity consumption in Italy 2000-2018

The total electricity consumption in Italy increased from 279,319.6 gigawatt hours in 2000 to 303,443 gigawatt hours in 2018, yet the growth was not steady over time. In fact, the volume of electricity constantly increased from 2000 to 2008, when it peaked at 319,037.2 gigawatt hours. Thereafter, the consumption oscillated without never going back to the peak level, neither to the lowest value recorded in 2000.  

Electricity consumption and production

In 2017, the industry field – with 125,524.6 gigawatt hours - registered the highest level of electricity consumption , followed by the tertiary sector. In the same year, the electricity consumed by householders amounted to 65,490.7 gigawatt hours. With reference to electricity production, in 2017, natural gas accounted for 42.34 percent of the total electricity generated , an increase compared to the previous years. On the other hand, the share of renewable sources decreased from 38.85 percent in 2016 to 36.6 percent in 2017.

Energy efficiency among householders

In recent years, people became increasingly aware about environmental issues. This awareness is also expected to have an impact on energy consumption. As a matter of fact, in 2018, a relevant share of Italian householders carried out energy efficiency interventions in their houses . For instance, 24 percent of householders equipped their house with highly insulated window fixtures and 21 percent of them installed low consumption boilers.

Total electricity consumption in Italy from 2000 to 2018

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September 2019



Survey time period

2000 to 2018

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