Energy demand in Italy

In 2010, the demand for electricity amounted to 326,165 (*) GWh, up by 5,897 GWh or +1.8% on 2009.
Comparison of the results for 2010 with the data for the prior year, leaving constant the number of days and the temperature, involves considering a number of factors. First of all, there is the variation in the calendar. 2010 had one more working day than 2009 (255 days vs. 254). Secondly, the climatic conditions were different: 2010 had a total of four summer months that were cooler than 2009 and winter months that were at the same temperature levels as 2009, apart from February, which was warmer. Therefore, adjusting for both number of days and temperature, the change in electricity demand came to +2.0%.

ENERGY BALANCE IN ITALY
  Balance  
GWh 2010 (*) 2009 Change %
Net production 286,531 281,107 5,424 1.9
Imports 45,761 47,070 -1,309 -2.8
Exports 1,817 2,111 -294 -13.9
Pumping 4,310 5,798 -1,488 -25.7
Total demand 326,165 320,268 5,897 1.8
(*) Provisional figures as of 10 January 2011.