Energy demand in July 2021

Energy    Aug 25, 2021 3:12 PM

XM, operator of the National Interconnected System (SIN) and administrator of the Wholesale Energy Market (MEM), reported on the behavior of this metric in July 2021.

Energy demand increased 7.6% to 6,377Wh in July 2021 compared to same period last year (5,926GWh), XM said in a statement.

This metric increase 6% compared to previous month.

The Operator explained that the regulated market represented 68.45% of the total demand in July; this metric was 4,341GWh in July 2021, while it was 4,086GWh during the same period previous year.

The unregulated market represented the remaining 31.55% of the demand, increasing 11.8% to 2,001GWh in the same period.

Antioquia reported a 14% increase in energy demand during July 2021; the THC (Tolima, Huila and Caqueta) region 13% increase; followed by CQR (Caldas, Quindio and Risaralda) (9%), Quindio (9%), the Central region (7%), Valle (7%), East (7%), South (6%), and Guaviare (5%).

XM’s Jaime Alejandro Zapata Uribe said that energy consumption continues to recover compared to previous year.

“It is important to highlight that the maximum value of demand in the history of Colombia was reported on July 21, 22 and 23, with an average value of 218GWh-day,” Zapata said.

Bottom-Line: Demand is starting to show a positive behavior, after the national strike, demonstrating the country’s economic reactivation.

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