Electricity business

Based on operating figures, Italian electricity demand for 2011 came to 332,274 GWh, a rise of 0.6% on the previous year.

The demand for electricity has been met as reported in the table below.

  • 86.3% (86.6% in 2010) from domestic production, where the term domestic production is used for production net of consumption of auxiliary services and pumping.
  • 13.7% (13.4% in 2010) from foreign trade, amounting to 45,626 GWh (44,160 GWh in 2010). Foreign trade is calculated as the difference between energy received from foreign suppliers and energy sold to foreign customers, which recorded an increase of 3.3%.
ENERGY BALANCE IN ITALY
GWh Jan-Dec 2011 (*) Jan-Dec 2010 Change %
Net production 289,166 290,748 (1,582) (0.5%)
Imports 47,349 45,987 1,362 3.0%
Exports 1,723 1,827 (104) (5.7%)
Pumping 2,518 4,453 (1,935) (43.5%)
Total demand 332,274 330,455 1,819 0.6%

 

(*) Figures for the financial year

Net production was met by means of the plant types described below.

DOMESTIC POWER GENERATION
GWh Jan-Dec 2011 (*) Jan-Dec 2010 Change %
Net hydro generation 47,672 53,795 (6,123) (11.4%)
Net thermal generation 217,369 220,984 (3,615) (1.6%)
Net geothermal generation 5,307 5,047 260 5.2%
Net wind and photovoltaic generation 18,818 10,922 7,896 72.3%
Total net generation 289,166 290,748 (1,582) (0.5%)

 

(*) Figures for the financial year

The maximum power demand recorded in 2011 amounted to 56,474 MW (13 July 2011 at 12.00 pm) and is comparable (+0.1%) with the maximum value recorded in 2010 of 56,425 MW (16 July 2010 at 12.00 pm).
The maximum power demand recorded in each month of 2011 exceeded that of the months of the previous year, with the exception of November and December.

Maximum power values

Maximum power values