Last update November 2021
EU refers to the EU27
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 largest share of captive uses of electricity, a share that has been increasing over the years: from 86% in 2000 to 90% in 2019.
- The specific consumption per dwelling for lighting is decreasing thanks to the phase out of incandescent light bulbs. It now represents only 10% of captive electricity, compared to 14% in 2000.