world : Electricity Sector Statistics

World : Electricity Sector Statistics

Indicator NameValue
Electricity production (kWh)21,464,217,295,963
Electricity production from coal sources (kWh)8,685,121,000,000
Electricity production from natural gas sources (kWh)4,763,679,000,000
Electricity production from nuclear sources (kWh)2,756,289,000,000
Electricity production from renewable sources (kWh)4,137,351,000,000
Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (kWh)3,414,992,000,000
Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (kWh)722,359,000,000
Electricity production from oil sources (kWh)913,156,000,000
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)
199010,829,275,000,000
199111,143,354,000,000
199211,232,400,000,000
199311,439,588,000,000
199411,734,795,000,000
199512,114,704,000,000
199612,512,478,000,000
199712,813,214,000,000
199813,106,653,000,000
199913,461,591,000,000
200014,078,367,000,000
200114,215,585,000,000
200214,714,891,000,000
200315,275,434,000,000
200415,964,704,000,000
200516,656,703,000,000
200617,340,979,000,000
200718,159,688,000,000
200818,528,094,000,000
200918,412,770,000,000
201019,665,484,000,000
YearElectric power consumption (kWh per capita)
19902,121
19912,147
19922,128
19932,134
19942,156
19952,196
19962,234
19972,257
19982,279
19992,310
20002,385
20012,382
20022,437
20032,500
20042,583
20052,664
20062,739
20072,836
20082,864
20092,819
20102,977
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