The largest increase in power consumption was in domestic use, in both the region and the city, an increase of 6.6% (467,892 million kWh). This was the result of an increase in the amount of power used in domestic dwellings, an area where there is normally a steady annual rise.
The agricultural sector showed a slight growth in power consumption: 0.1% (7.6 million kWh).
For other groups of consumers, there was a slight reduction in power consumption in 2013. Thus, the industrial sector fell by 1.4% (90.69 million kWh) and Transport and Communications by 0.3% (15.2 million kWh). There was also a decrease in power usage in sectors such as ‘Construction’ and ‘Other Industries’, including small and medium businesses and public services.