Brazil : Electricity Sector Statistics

Brazil : Electricity Sector Statistics

Indicator NameValue
Electricity production (kWh)515,745,000,000
Electricity production from coal sources (kWh)11,338,000,000
Electricity production from natural gas sources (kWh)36,475,000,000
Electricity production from nuclear sources (kWh)14,523,000,000
Electricity production from renewable sources (kWh)436,961,000,000
Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (kWh)403,289,000,000
Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (kWh)33,672,000,000
Electricity production from oil sources (kWh)16,065,000,000
Formulas Electricity production = Electricity production from coal sources + Electricity production from natural gas sources + Electricity production from nuclear sources + Electricity production from renewable sources + Electricity production from oil sources

Electricity production from renewable sources = Electricity production from hydroelectric sources + Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric

YearElectric power consumption (kWh)
1990217,658,000,000
1991225,384,000,000
1992230,473,000,000
1993241,170,000,000
1994249,793,000,000
1995264,805,000,000
1996277,719,000,000
1997294,691,000,000
1998307,030,000,000
1999315,753,000,000
2000331,639,000,000
2001309,728,000,000
2002324,365,000,000
2003342,213,000,000
2004359,946,000,000
2005375,195,000,000
2006389,951,000,000
2007412,128,000,000
2008428,251,000,000
2009426,030,000,000
2010464,700,000,000
YearElectric power consumption (kWh per capita)
19901,454
19911,481
19921,491
19931,536
19941,567
19951,636
19961,689
19971,765
19981,812
19991,836
20001,900
20011,750
20021,808
20031,883
20041,956
20052,016
20062,073
20072,169
20082,233
20092,202
20102,381
Electricity production (kWh)Electricity production is measured at the terminals of all alternator sets in a station. In addition to hydropower, coal, oil, gas, and nuclear power generation, it covers generation by geothermal, solar, wind, and tide and wave energy, as well as that from combustible renewables and waste. Production includes the output of electricity plants that are designed to produce electricity only as well as that of combined heat and power plants.
Electricity production from coal sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Coal refers to all coal and brown coal, both primary (including hard coal and lignite-brown coal) and derived fuels (including patent fuel, coke oven coke, gas coke, coke oven gas, and blast furnace gas). Peat is also included in this category.
Electricity production from natural gas sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Gas refers to natural gas but excludes natural gas liquids.
Electricity production from nuclear sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Nuclear power refers to electricity produced by nuclear power plants.
Electricity production from renewable sources (kWh)Electricity production from renewable sources includes hydropower, geothermal, solar, tides, wind, biomass, and biofuels.
Electricity production from oil sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Oil refers to crude oil and petroleum products.
Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Hydropower refers to electricity produced by hydroelectric power plants.
Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (kWh)Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric, includes geothermal, solar, tides, wind, biomass, and biofuels.
Electric power consumption (kWh)Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.
Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.
Data Source: Worldbank, World Development Indicators