- Hans Weber
- June 5, 2023
Czechs consumed almost one-fifth less gas year-over-year in January
The Czech Republic is continuing to embrace energy-saving measures, as evidenced by the latest energy consumption data for January. According to Amper Meteo, a company that has been monitoring energy consumption in the country, gas consumption was 19.7% lower year-on-year, while electricity consumption was 6.1% lower.
The milder weather, which saw January as the second warmest in the last six years, combined with continued austerity measures by households and businesses, led to the decrease in energy consumption. The adjusted gas savings, taking into account the weather and the gas consumption of the Počerady steam power plant, were 14.1%.
Despite a warm-up in the last week of January, with daily consumption figures reaching 390 gigawatt hours, this still represents a significant decrease from the hard frosts of the first half of December, when daily consumption reached 450 gigawatt hours.
As of January 30, there were 27.2 TWh of gas remaining in Czech underground storage, equating to 74% of total capacity. This is a slightly higher proportion than the 72.6% capacity in the European Union, according to Gas Infrastructure Europe.
Overall, the energy-saving trend in the Czech Republic is set to continue, with a focus on reducing costs and adopting more efficient energy practices.
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