Electricity demand increased by 8.13% in Ecuador

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Quito, Aug 22 (EFE) .- The demand for electricity in Ecuador increased by 8.13% between January and July 2021 in relation to the same period 2020, the Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources reported this Sunday.

The gradual dynamization of commercial and industrial activities carried out in the country contributed to registering this increase, he noted in a statement.

According to information from the National Electricity Operator CENACE, during the period between January and July 2021, 15,086 gigawatt-hours (GWh) were consumed in Ecuador.

Under this context, the demand for electricity in continental Ecuador, until July of this year, corresponded mainly to that registered in the Coast region, with 62.2% of consumption; followed by that evidenced in the Sierra with 34.7%, and the Amazon with 3.1%.

On the other hand, the surpluses of available electricity, after covering the internal demand, allowed exporting, in the first half of this year, 410.01 GWh to Colombia and Peru, with which the Ecuadorian State has captured revenues of 7.25 million of dollars.

The supply and export of electrical energy was carried out with 93.4% renewable generation and 6.6% thermoelectricity.

Public generation companies are the main electricity providers in Ecuador, since they contribute 90% of production.

For its part, CENACE coordinates with the 61 generation companies, 1 transmission and 9 distribution, the continuous supply of electricity for the country, the statement detailed.

(c) EFE Agency

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