The Effects of Covid-19 on Electricity Consumption


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Dincer K. , Nuroğlu F. M.

International Congress on Multidisciplinary Natural Sciences and Engineering, 1 - 02 December 2021, pp.113

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Page Numbers: pp.113

Abstract

Some national or international problems cause great changes in electricity consumption. The effects of these problems on electricity consumption should be well studied. With the appearance of Covid19 in Turkey, there have been some changes in electricity consumption. This unexpected event caused restrictions, bans, some changes in working hours and economic difficulties. People started to work from home, could not go out at certain hours, working hours decreased and production in factories slowed down. With these developments, reductions and differentiations in electricity consumption have been observed. These changes, which return to normal after a certain period of time, are frequently discussed, interpreted and solutions are offered. It is important to detect changes in electricity consumption. Because these data are needed both in determining the actions we need to take for the period we live in and in determining the scenarios that can be experienced for the future periods. In this study, the changes caused by Covid-19 in Turkey's electricity consumption values were examined. Sudden peaks, total consumption, export values, monthly changes, unexpected movements on electricity groups are compared with the previous years. It is aimed to have foresight for the changes that a global epidemic like Covid-19 or an unexpected global event may cause in electricity consumption.