Power demand in Colombia rises by 3.74% in June

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July 17 (Renewables Now) - Electricity demand in Colombia grew by 3.74% year-on-year to 5,883 GWh in June, Colombian grid operator XM Compania de Expertos en Mercados informed on Tuesday.

Residential consumers and small businesses increased their demand by 3.85% during the past month, while industry and commerce pushed theirs up by 3.44%.

XM said that all Colombian regions increased their power demand compared to June 2018.

During the first six months of the year, Colombia’s demand for power rose by 4.27% year-on-year to 35,186 GWh.

The above figures apply to consumers in the national interconnected system (SIN). For the territories in the non-interconnected zone (ZNI), the government has set up a fund with the aim of bringing electricity to remote and off-grid areas. Among the recent efforts are the installation of solar panels in villages in the departments of La Guajira and Vichada.

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