UK has one of the highest electricity consumption rates in Europe (with Germany and France getting the top spots).

The country is working hard to reduce the amount of electricity used by opting for more energy efficient appliances and lighting. However, there is always room to improve! With people becoming more aware of the environmental issues we face, it is always useful to find out where we are consuming too much.

For this reason we are taking a look at what areas of London are consuming the most electrical energy.* This way we can understand which boroughs need to reassess their usage and attempt to work towards a greener future!

Average Yearly Domestic Electricity Consumption Per Household

It is seen that the highest electricity consumption comes from households in City of LondonKensington and Chelsea and Barnet. The lowest areas are Lambeth, Islington and Hackney. The top boroughs are consuming a lot more than the London average and should really try to decrease their usage!

What Can We Do?

Reducing your electricity consumption will not only help lower bills, but will also have a positive effect on the environment! Here are some small changes you can make to reduce the electricity use in your household:

  • Buy appliances with a good energy rating
  • Turn off appliances when they are not in use
  • Upgrade your fridge – older fridges can consume a lot more energy
  • Use your washing machine at a lower temperature
  • Don’t boil a full kettle – boil only what you need

There are lots more ways you can save energy! Read more by the Energy Saving Trust to see what else you can do.

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* Data taken from The London Data Store and shows 2016’s electricity consumption figures.