Electricity production up 1.5% at the end of October

The Department of Studies and Financial Forecasts (DEPF), under the Ministry of Economy and Finance, indicated that the production of electrical energy at the national level increased by 1.5% at the end of October 2022, against an increase of 6.2% a year earlier.

In its note on the economy for November, the DEPF specifies that this development is explained by the strengthening of ONEE’s production (+21.7%, after +31.6% and +10.1%) and that of renewable energies relating to Law 13-09 (+5.4%), mitigated by the decline in private production of 4.5% (after +5.5% a year earlier).

With regard to net energy called, the latter increased by 5.4% at the end of the first ten months of 2022, after a rise of 5.7% a year earlier.

Under these conditions, the volume of imported energy increased by 171.1% at the end of October 2022, after an 8.2% drop a year earlier, notes the DEPF, stressing that the exported volume has, for its part, fell by 37.8% (after +33.8% at the end of October 2021).

As for the consumption of electrical energy, its growth consolidated at 5.3% at the end of October 2022, after 4.9% at the end of the first half of 2022 and 5.7% at the end of October 2021.

By segment, this increase is the result of the 7.4% increase in “very high, high and medium voltage, excluding distributors” energy sales, covering an increase in medium voltage sales of 6.4% and those of “very high and high voltage”, used mainly by the manufacturing sector, by 10.9%, specifies the note, adding that this development also benefited from the increase in sales intended for distributors by 4.3% and households by 4.2%.

Compared to the same pre-crisis period (end of October 2019), the production of electrical energy increased by 3% and its consumption by 8.2%, after a respective increase of 3% and 7.1% at the end of June 2022, and 1.4% and 2.8% at the end of the first ten months of 2021.

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