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How corona-virus affected electricity consumption in Germany

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In this visualization we can see that right after imposing the qarantine in Germany, the electricity consumption has reduced both during working days and also weekends. 

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Matt Chester on May 7, 2020

Interesting-- I expected the decrease in demand, but why do you think there's a time-shift in the peak of the demand curves?

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Hamzeh ALAVIRAD on May 8, 2020

The shift is due to the different days of week in 2019 and 2020. For example, 1st March 2020 is a Sunday but 3rd March 2019 is also a Sunday.  As you can see, there is always a high demand during the working days and a lower demand during the weekend. 

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Matt Chester on May 8, 2020

Ah duh, that should have been obvious. Thanks for clearing that up!

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Edouard Lotz on May 11, 2020

Do you have any idea of the implications for the German electricity mix due to a lower demand ? Is it likely to increase the market share of renewables and drive coal consumption downward ? Thank you

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