China : Electricity Sector Statistics

China : Electricity Sector Statistics

Indicator NameValue
Electricity production (kWh)4,208,261,000,000
Electricity production from coal sources (kWh)3,272,798,000,000
Electricity production from natural gas sources (kWh)69,027,000,000
Electricity production from nuclear sources (kWh)73,880,000,000
Electricity production from renewable sources (kWh)770,237,000,000
Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (kWh)722,172,000,000
Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (kWh)48,065,000,000
Electricity production from oil sources (kWh)13,255,000,000
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)
1990579,584,000,000
1991631,661,000,000
1992704,337,000,000
1993780,761,000,000
1994866,475,000,000
1995927,959,000,000
1996999,591,000,000
19971,048,819,000,000
19981,081,134,000,000
19991,144,838,000,000
20001,254,232,000,000
20011,369,835,000,000
20021,530,643,000,000
20031,778,250,000,000
20042,056,574,000,000
20052,325,647,000,000
20062,677,039,000,000
20073,070,998,000,000
20083,255,388,000,000
20093,504,893,000,000
20103,937,923,000,000
YearElectric power consumption (kWh per capita)
1990511
1991549
1992605
1993663
1994727
1995770
1996821
1997853
1998871
1999914
2000993
20011,077
20021,195
20031,380
20041,587
20051,784
20062,042
20072,330
20082,458
20092,633
20102,944
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