Britain's electricity demand returns to 2019 levels as lockdown lifts

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Electricity demand plummeted during lockdown but has since picked back up
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Electricity demand plummeted during lockdown but has since picked back up

Demand for power plummeted as Covid-19 measures kicked in, but levels now look to have returned to that seen last year, according to Cornwall Insight

Electricity demand in Britain looks to have returned to relatively 'normal' levels, having plummeted during lockdown as businesses shut up shop, major industries wound down, and millions of workers were...

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