"According to operational data, electricity consumption in Russia in February amounted to 96.67 billion kWh, which is 2.2% more than in February last year, even taking into account the fact that last year was a leap year," TASS quoted him as saying.

Electricity generation in Russia in the reporting month increased by 3.3% compared to February 2020 and amounted to 98.8 billion kWh, added the Central Dispatch Office.

In December 2020, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak spoke about the decline in coal consumption in Russia in 2020.