3.1.2023 14:27
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Electricity was saved successfully also in December

People in Finland continued using electricity sparingly in December. Adjusted for temperature, the savings amounted to ten per cent compared to the same time last year.

We continue to see great energy-saving results. According to Fingrid’s preliminary calculations, electricity consumption in Finland in December 2022 was ten per cent lower than during the corresponding period in 2021. This figure takes into account the impact of temperature on consumption, whereby the average temperature weighted by electricity consumption better corresponds to the realised figure in December last year.

According to Tuomas Rauhala, Senior Vice President, Power System Operations at Fingrid, the energy-saving measures achieved have had a very significant impact on the management of the power system. Saving electricity and scheduling its consumption ensured that the adequacy of electricity in Finland was at a good level throughout December.

“Savings and scheduling consumption were particularly important for the Finnish power system in the third week of December when the temperatures were lower and the power balance in Southern Sweden was tense. During that period, the use of electricity during individual hours was up to 1,300 megawatts lower than in the comparison period, which had a highly significant impact on the adequacy of electricity in Finland,” Mr Rauhala says.

The ability to save electricity shown by all Finnish electricity users also provides a good starting point for January, when the actions of electricity users will have a really significant impact on the adequacy of electricity, especially during periods of very low, freezing temperatures.

 

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

-7%

November

7,527

6,860

-9%

 

December

8,867

7,578  (7,978 *)

-10%

Electricity consumption from August to December in 2021 and 2022.
*) Adjusted for temperature 7,978.

 

Further information:

Tuomas Rauhala, Senior Vice President, Fingrid Oyj, tel. +358 40 5064695
Markku Piironen, Specialist, Fingrid Oyj, tel. +358 40 3511718 (electricity consumption statistics)

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