Net electricity generated by the Enel Group in 2012 totalled 295.8 TWh (+0.6% on the 293.9 TWh generated the previous year), of which 74.5 TWh in Italy and 221.3 TWh abroad.
Enel Group power plants in Italy generated 74.5 TWh, down 4.5 TWh compared with 2011. This was mainly due to the decline in hydroelectric generation (-2.5 TWh) as a result of less favourable water conditions recorded in 2012 compared with 2011, in addition to lower thermal generation and a slight increase in generation from other renewable resources.
In 2012 electricity demand in Italy decreased by 2.8% compared with 2011, reaching 325.3 TWh, coupled with a reduction in net electricity imports, which fell by 2.6 TWh (-5.8%).
Net electricity generated abroad by the Enel Group in 2012 came to 221.3 TWh, up 6.4 TWh (+3.0%) from the previous year. The increase was mainly attributable to the greater volumes generated by Endesa in Iberia and in Latin America (+2.7 TWh) and the increase in the output of the companies of the Renewable Energy Division (+2.8 TWh).
Of the electricity generated by Enel Group power plants in Italy and the rest of the world, 57.6% came from thermal generation, 28.4% from renewables and 14.0% from nuclear power.