Total electricity consumption in Germany largely stable in 2018
Consumption of electric energy in Germany remained almost unchanged in 2018 compared to the previous year, the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) says in a press release. Total power consumption stood at roughly 556.5 billion kilowatt hours (kWh), compared to 555.8 kWh in 2017, the BDEW says. Factors contributing to higher consumption were a growing economy and population in Germany, while temperature effects and greater energy efficiency contributed to limited consumption patterns. Total electricity consumption in the country has not changed substantially since 2011 and is likely to remain at similar levels in 2019, the association adds.