Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gas consumption increased by almost seven percent in Germany

While the gas consumption in 2013, according to initial estimates by the Federal Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) increased significantly by almost 7 percent, the power consumption is slightly decreasing. This is clear from the new preliminary figures obtained by having the Federal Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW).

Then the natural gas consumption amounted in 2013 to 970 billion kilowatt hours (kWh).The year before it was 909 billion kWh. Reason for the higher consumption was before the cold weather in the first half of the year was having to push up the use of natural gas for heat generation significantly. Opposing effects as the milder weather in the second half of the year and the continued decline in use in power plants weakened this increase. Cyclical reasons there was hardly enhancing impulses. , the current consumption in the same period slightly to 596 billion kWh. In 2012, he had stood at 607 billion kWh. This is a decrease of 1.8 percent. Reasons for this are, according to the BDEW in the hitherto weak production development in the industry - especially in energy-intensive production processes - but also on the missing leap day in 2013, as well as general efficiency improvements in power consumption.