What is electricity data telling us about the lockdown lifestyle?

Life in lockdown means getting up late, staying up till midnight and slacking off in the afternoons

That’s what power market data show in Europe in the places where restrictions on activity have led to a widespread shift in daily routines of hundreds of millions of people.

With no commute to the office people can sleep longer. Normally, electricity demand began to pick up between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Now in Germany, it’s clear coffee machines don’t go on until between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., said Simon Rathjen, founder of the trading company MFT Energy A/S.

Read more on Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-22/secrets-of-the-lockdown-lifestyle-laid-bare-in-power-market-data