Energy demand in Italy

According to provisional data, the demand for electricity during 2011 amounted to 332,274 GWh, up by 0.6% with respect to 2010 (see the table below).

Comparison of the results for 2011 with the data for the prior year, leaving constant the number of days and the temperature, involves considering two separate factors. First and foremost, the different calendar that caused 2011 to record 252 working days, three fewer than 2010. As concerns atmospheric temperatures, vice versa, in the two years compared, similar climate conditions were recorded in the respective 12-month periods. In conclusion, taking account of the number of days and temperature, the change in electricity demand amounted to +0.9%.

Energy balance in Italy
GWh Balance  Change %
2011(*) 2010 

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
Pumpings 2,518 4,454 -1,936 -43.5
Total demand 332,274 330,455 1,819 0.6
(*) Provisional data as of 23.01.2012.