In March 2012, electricity demand in Italy fell by 5.2% - a total of 27.4 billion kWh, reported Italian grid operator Terna SpA. This is separated into 83.3% in domestic production and the remainder of 16.8% was imported energy.

Terna SpA states the country is increasing its PV usage, which has augmented by 327.5% alongside wind power production, up by 14.9%. On the other hand, hydroelectric sources have declined (-33.7%), thermal (-11.8%) and geothermal (-3.1%).

In the first quarter of 2012, electricity demand was down by 1.9% compared to the first quarter of 2011.

Detailed analysis of the provisional monthly electricity demand of 2012 and 2011, is available in the publication Monthly Report on Electric System.