Changeable temperatures in April were the determining factor for the development of the domestic electricity demand
April is commonly known as changeable month. This year this was particularly noticeable since the weather comprised everything, from mild temperatures to snowfall. Especially the temperatures were for the most part too low for this time of the year and caused an increase in the energy consumption in Austria. While the consumption ranged below the average value of 2017-2019 with minus seven percent at the end of March, it is with 1,132 GWh exactly at the same level of the reference month (+/- zero percent) at the end of April. “When the temperatures decrease, the electricity consumption increases. This is the traditional correlation. This April we experienced all four seasons, and in general it was a rather cold month which is the reason why the energy demand increased due to the need of switching on the heating again “, says APG’s CTO Gerhard Christiner.