Essay on Electrical Energy And Its Global Impact

1232 Words Dec 16th, 2016 5 Pages
1. INTRODUCTION
The need for electrical energy and its global impact, ever since it’s being used is phenomenal. Hence, there is an immense pressure on all nation’s for ensuring electrical energy security. In this report, some key aspects of electrical energy statistics, both technical and economical are discussed and then compared between the United Kingdom** and Republic of India.
2. UNITED KINGDOM
The United Kingdom is one among the large economies in the world and is also a “pioneer for electric utility reform and liberalisation”[1]. Over the years’ the country has introduced important measures to increase the network efficiency and to tackle the risks to the security of supply along with focusing on reduced carbon emissions. The UK has a total installed capacity of 96 GW as of 2015.[2] Following are the description of some key areas of electrical energy statistics in the UK.
2.1. ANNUAL CONSUMPTION OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY
The rate of annual consumption of electrical energy in the UK has a reducing trend over the years. As per the statistics of 2015, there has been a decrease in demand by 0.5% to 358 TWh comparing to the previous year. At the same time, the rate of supply has slightly increased by 0.5% to 360 TWh from 2014.This reduction in the rate of demand could possibly be as a result of more usage of LED lamps over incandescent lamps, other energy efficiency improvements and last years’ mild winter.[2]
2.2. ANNUAL PEAK DEMAND
The peak demand on January 19 2015 climbed…

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