The electricity peak on christmas eve when the other is in the oven

When the second and the roasted potatoes are finished, and the gravy is tasted for falling electricity consumption up to 20 percent. When the danes bring to t

The electricity peak on christmas eve when the other is in the oven

When the second and the roasted potatoes are finished, and the gravy is tasted for falling electricity consumption up to 20 percent.

When the danes bring to the table on christmas eve, it can be read in the control room of Energinet in Fredericia.

- We can see over the day, especially towards evening, that the electricity consumption rises sharply. There is a full flame in oven and hob, explains chief engineer John Guldbæk from the energy grid, which operates and monitors the Danish power grid.

It is the so-called kogespids, where all kitchen appliances are in time, that this day of the year is almost synchronous over the country:

- But around the clock 17.30 consumption drops sharply, he explains.

At the time being in thousands of homes across the country switched off for cookers and hobs.

It can be seen by the total electricity consumption decreases by 15-20 percent.

So, even though the spisetiderne perhaps more blurred the rest of the year, so are there fixed meal times on christmas eve. Whether it is duck or roast pork on the table.

- People eat at different times over the year, but christmas eve and eat all at almost the same time, says John Guldbæk.

When køkkenmaskinerne is turned off, the food must be realized and come to the table with the vast majority between the hours of 18 and 19.

There is only one other night that can compare with christmas eve, when it comes to the sudden drop in the consumption of electricity:

It is new year's eve, when the family must follow the queen's televised new year's speech.

But here rises the consumption of kilowatt-hours again in a little while, when the speech is over, and many must go back to the home.

Christmas eve is different. Here continues the falling curve in the power consumption when there is food to be danced around the christmas tree.

Overall, christmas eve is not a big strømsluger.

the power Consumption is lower than on a normal working day.

It is due to the fact that the vast majority of manufacturing companies are closed and not decreasing el.

So christmas eve is usually a quiet evening in the control room at the energy Networks.

- If there are no errors on the net, so it is normaltvist quietly. So we need to make sure to keep the balance between consumption and production, explains John Guldbæk.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 24 December 2019, 07:00

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