MOSCOW, January 16. /TASS/. The Russian Ministry of Energy expects an increase in electricity consumption in Russia in 2021 against the level of 2019 and a possible excess by 0.5%, Deputy Energy Minister Pavel Snikkars told TASS on the sidelines of the Gaidar Forum.
"We hope that by the end of 2021 we will reach the parameters of 2019, possibly with a slight growth by 0.5%. A slight increase may occur due to the temperature factor," Snikkars said.
He also noted that the ministry reported a slight excess of energy consumption in January compared to the same period last year.
At the end of 2020, electricity consumption in Russia amounted to 1.05 trillion kWh, which is 2.3% less than in 2019, and generation decreased by 3%, to 1.064 trillion kWh.