1.11.2022 15:47
Press Releases, Current News, Power System

Electricity consumption fell by seven per cent in October

According to Fingrid’s preliminary calculations, seven per cent less electricity was consumed this October than in October last year. The temperature does not explain the reduction in electricity consumption.

Electricity consumption was lower in August, September and October than in the same months last year. It will be necessary to continue saving electricity in the winter months ahead.

“It is great to see how reducing electricity consumption and scheduling consumption have become key themes this autumn in industry and in the infrastructure that consumes electricity. The Down a Degree campaign provides examples of how electricity consumption can be reduced, showing that everyone in Finland can contribute to preventing electricity shortages by cutting their everyday electricity consumption.

Winter is just around the corner, so it is very important that we maintain these strong electricity savings figures or even improve on them in the coming winter months, especially during times of peak electricity consumption,” says Tuomas Rauhala, Senior Vice President at Fingrid.

 

Time

Consumption in 2021 (GWh)

Consumption in 2022 (GWh)

Change (%)

August

6,074

5,905

-3%

September

6,245

5,788

-7%

October

6,866

6,358

-8%

Electricity consumption from August to October in 2021 and 2022.

 

Fingrid has previously warned of the risk of an electricity shortage this winter. At the start of October, Fingrid forecasted an electricity consumption peak in the coming winter of 14,400 megawatts. Domestic production can cover an estimated 12,900 megawatts of this. The figure includes the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant and the Meri-Pori plant, as well as an estimate of the wind power output in calm weather.

Further information:
Tuomas Rauhala, Senior Vice President, Fingrid Oyj, tel. +358 40 506 4695
Markku Piironen, Specialist, Fingrid Oyj, tel. +358 40 351 1718 (electricity consumption statistics)

Email addresses are in the form firstname.lastname@fingrid.fi