In January, the demand for energy increased 5.54%

In January, the demand for energy increased 5.54%

The electricity demand in the month of January 2022 it increased by 5.54% compared to the same month of 2021, the month in which the demand had contracted by 2.36%. This was revealed in its most recent bulletin by XM, operator of the National Interconnected System (SIN) and administrator of the Wholesale Energy Market (MEM).

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Discriminated by type of consumer, in the residential and small business demand (regulated market) there was a growth of 1.91%; For its part, the consumption of industry and commerce (unregulated market) increased by 13.48%, compared to the same month of the previous year.

Guaviare is the region of the country with the highest growth in demand for electricity, during January it presented a growth of 13.17%; followed by Oriente with 8.08%; Center with 7.38%; Caribbean with 6.24%; Antioch 3.77%; THC (Tolima, Huila, Caquetá) with 1.89%; South with 1.86%; CQR (Caldas, Quindío and Risaralda) with 1.68% and Valle with 0.85%. Regarding Chocó, it presented a decrease of 1.5%. “In January, the energy demand was 6,277.91 GWh-month, which represents a growth of 5.54% compared to the consumption of January 2021.

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In January, the energy demand was 6,277.91 GWh-month, which represents a growth of 5.54% with respect to the consumption of January 2021. The economic activities that have the greatest participation in the non-regulated market (industry and commerce) are: industries manufacturing and exploitation of mines and quarries, with a growth of 5.92% and 33.46%, respectively”, explained Jaime Alejandro Zapata Uribe, manager of the XM National Dispatch Center.

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