14% of electricity generated is unaccounted for
In the past 12 years, electrical power generation in Malta increased by 13.3%. Energy statistical data for Malta show that, overall, there was an increasing demand for electrical energy in the past twelve years, although there were noticeable decreases in 2009 and 2010.
The data shows that the highest generated power consumption was registered in 2007 (2.30 million megawatt hours), followed by 2.28 million megawatt hours in 2008. July 2008 saw the highest generated consumption, with 242,991 megawatt hours, while April 2000 saw the lowest, with 137,614 megawatt hours.
July and August for all years featured the highest demand. The average annual maximum was highest in 2005 and 2007, with 363 megawatts. On the other hand, the average annual lowest electricity demand amounted to 301 megawatts in 2000 and 315 megawatts in 2001.
In 2010, the domestic sector absorbed 27% of electrical consumption, while the commercial segment consumed 29%. The data also confirm that approximately 14% of electricity generation is lost during transmission and/or unaccounted for.
To date, Malta relies completely on the consumption of fossil fuels for all its energy requirements. Fossil fuels consumed by power stations absorbed 75% of total fuel consumption.
Additionally, in 2011, road transportation accounted for 19% of total fuel consumption in Malta, while the industrial and commercial sector consumed 4%.