Energy consumption in ZNI

Energy    Aug 30, 2021 4:32 PM

The Institute for Planning and Promotion of Energy Solutions for Non-Interconnected Zones (IPSE) reported energy consumption in the country’s non-interconnected zones (ZNI) in July this year.

The entity said that the daily energy demand for these zones in the country was 32,150MWh in July, 7.2% more compared to previous month (29,989MWh), according to a press release.

It is important to recall that the entity focuses on the quality and availability of electrical energy service, in 117 localities that represent approximately 81% of the energy generated in the country’s ZNI.

“56% of the energy generated is concentrated in San Andres and approximately 3.5% of the energy registered corresponds to localities with consumption of less than 100,000kWh,” the entity said.

During this period, 10 alarms were reported for non-provision of service; however, in 13 localities the electric energy service was reestablished.

Bottom-Line: It is positive to see an upward trend in energy demand in the ZNI, as it shows that new generation sources are meeting energy needs in a timely manner.

The challenge is to continue increasing the participation of renewable energies in these areas, especially since these often do not depend on transmission projects, held up by NIMBY and social conflict.

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