South Africa : Electricity Sector Statistics

South Africa : Electricity Sector Statistics

Indicator NameValue
Electricity production (kWh)256,648,000,000
Electricity production from coal sources (kWh)241,880,000,000
Electricity production from natural gas sources (kWh)0
Electricity production from nuclear sources (kWh)12,099,000,000
Electricity production from renewable sources (kWh)2,472,000,000
Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (kWh)2,138,000,000
Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (kWh)334,000,000
Electricity production from oil sources (kWh)197,000,000
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)
1990155,988,000,000
1991155,714,000,000
1992154,576,000,000
1993159,458,000,000
1994165,034,000,000
1995172,272,000,000
1996198,784,000,000
1997207,135,000,000
1998201,240,000,000
1999198,236,000,000
2000205,950,000,000
2001196,053,000,000
2002209,009,000,000
2003213,029,000,000
2004217,064,000,000
2005222,019,000,000
2006228,964,000,000
2007246,518,000,000
2008240,764,000,000
2009230,121,000,000
2010240,085,000,000
YearElectric power consumption (kWh per capita)
19904,431
19914,333
19924,213
19934,255
19944,311
19954,404
19964,970
19975,061
19984,803
19994,618
20004,681
20014,365
20024,590
20034,619
20044,652
20054,704
20064,797
20075,108
20084,934
20094,666
20104,803
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