>> In Italy electricity consumption per capita shows values below the European average and lower than those shown by other, larger countries. In 2012 electricity consumption was around 5,082.9 kWh per capita. Compared with 2011, a growth of electricity consumption was recorded in the agricultural and tertiary sectors, while the industrial and domestic sectors showed a decrease. 

>> In 2012 gross electricity generation recorded a value of 50.3 GWh per ten thousand inhabitants, with a very slight decrease in comparison with 2011 (51.0). In the last year a reduction was recorded in the North-west and in the South and Islands, while  the North-east  and  the Centre registered a slight increase.

>> The share of gross domestic electricity consumption covered by renewable energy sources continues to increase. More specifically, in 2012, the share of gross domestic electricity consumption covered by renewable energy sources in Italy was about  27 percent  (with an increase of 3.1 percentage points on the previous year).. The distribution of renewable energy sources in electricity generation over the country highlights the prevalence of hydroelectricity in mountainous regions and wind power in the South and Islands area, while electricity generation from biomass is notable for being essentially uniform throughout Italy. Toscana is the only region producing geothermal energy.