Electricity consumption peaked for the year at 83.2 GW on Wednesday, 22 January 2020, at 9:30 am. This peak was within the average for the past 20 years in France.
The summer peak occurred on 9 July 2020, when consumption reached 54.9 GW, below the highs of recent years.
Demand reached its lowest point for the year on Sunday, 10 May 2020, falling to 28.7 GW. This was the lowest level on record since 2003, and occurred in May versus August in previous years. The main reason was the home confinement, which was lifted on 11 May, and the fact that the weather was warm on this three-day weekend.