Captive uses of electricity in the EU

  • Electrical appliances (both large and small) and lighting are the so-called captive uses of electricity. They exclude thermal uses.
  • Electrical appliances represent the highest share of captive uses of electricity, a share that increases over years: from 84% in 2000 to 89% in 2018.
  • Specific consumption per dwelling for lighting is decreasing thanks to the phase out of incandescent light bulbs. It now represents only 11% of captive electricity, compared to 16% in 2000.

Consumption per dwelling for appliances and lighting (EU)