Average household energy consumption

If energy consumption is low, there is a lower savings potential

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Fig. 1 Household electricity consumption
(Source: Elsparefonden og Dansk Energi).

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Fig. 2 Estimated average household electricity consumption.



Fig. 3 above shows the average electricity consumption relative to house size and number of residents (legend on the righthandside) The curves are based on the following formula (Gram-Hanssen 2005):

Annual electricity consumption = 530 kWh + (area in square meters * 12 kWh/square meter) + (no. of persons * 690 kWh/person)

Example: house size = 100, no. of persons = 2

Annual electricity consumption (kWh) = 530 + (100 * 12) + (2 * 690) 
                      = 530 + 1200 + 1380 
                      = 3110



In some cases it may be easier to use the formula than the graph. All values are approximations based on average readings.



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