Denmark using less electricity as a result of coronavirus crisis

Nathan Walmer
April 17th, 2020

This article is more than 3 years old.

Usage by hotels, restaurants, culture and leisure down by over a third

Many industries have been pulling the plug … not just on jobs, but literally (photo: pexels.com)

The state-owned energy infrastructure company Energinet has been monitoring electricity consumption in recent weeks amid the coronavirus crisis restrictions and found that overall consumption decreased by 7 percent between March 2 and April 5.

This is despite a fairly big rise in household consumption, which has risen by 2 percent as many have been forced to stay at home and work.

Big fallers
Certain industries experienced huge declines in usage with hotels and restaurants down 38 percent, education down 39 percent, and culture and leisure down 45 percent.

The entire service sector experienced a dive of 15 percent, while  the usage of agriculture and horticulture fell by approximately 10 percent.


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