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February 24, 2022, 07:04

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The largest growth is observed in construction.

In 2021, energy consumption by Moscow companies exceeded 31.3 trillion kilowatt-hours, which is 2.5 percent higher than in 2019. This was announced by the Minister of the Government of Moscow, the head of the Moscow Department of Economic Policy and Development Kirill Purtov.

“Compared to 2020, energy consumption in the commercial sector has grown even more significantly, by nine percent. The increase in electricity consumption is an important indirect indicator of business activity: the more goods and services companies produce, the more electricity is consumed. This is all the more significant given that a large number of metropolitan employers transferred 30-50 percent of their employees to remote work during the pandemic. Thus, the growth of energy consumption in the commercial sector of Moscow is another evidence of the recovery of the capital’s economy,” he said.

Energy consumption was increased by the majority of representatives of the commercial sector, the largest growth was noted in construction – 33 percent. The exception was industry and urban electrified transport. In these sectors, the level of energy consumption in 2021 decreased by about two percent due to the active implementation of energy-saving technologies.

Due to the transfer of part of the employees of capital companies to a remote mode of work, the citizens also began to consume more electricity. According to the Moscow Department of Economic Policy and Development, in 2021 the volume of energy consumption among the population exceeded 12.2 trillion kilowatt-hours. This is 6.8 percent more than in 2019 and 5 percent more than in 2020.

The cumulative growth in energy consumption in Moscow last year exceeded the pre-crisis level of 2019 by 3.7 percent, and increased by 7.9 percent compared to 2020.

More than 350 significant facilities connected to power grids in Moscow in 2021

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