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Information about World electricity

Published on February 15, 2014

Author: rockfacelimited



Some facts and figures of global electricity and hydro electricity production

Anup Ghimire Rock Face Limited

 Growth of 63.13% between 1990 and 2010  199.71% increase between 1990 and 2030 has been projected  21644 Terra watts hours in 1990  64870 terra watts hours in 2030

      Thermal Nuclear Hydro-geothermal Solar Wind Small hydro power plant

 Thermal power plant has the highest proportional share of electricity generation in 1990 and 2030 projected data.  Continuous expansion of the generation of electricity from thermal power plant is expected until 2030.

 Nuclear power plant industry has the second highest proportional share in 1990.  Share of nuclear electricity is expected to grow from 35% in 1990 to 40% in 2030.

 People’s Republic of China, United States of America and Russian Federation are the top three producers of electricity in 2011.  China accounted for 21.3% of global electricity production and USA accounted for 19.6% in 2011.

  France, Paraguay and Canada were the top three electricity exporters in 2011 France exported 56 Terra watts hours of electricity in 2011 followed by Paraguay, 46 TWh and Canada 37 TWh.

 Italy, USA, Brazil, Finland and Argentina were the top five importers of electricity in 2011.  Italy imported 46 TWh followed by USA 37 TWh, Brazil, 36 TWh, Finland 14 TWH and Argentina 10 TWh.

 China is the largest producer of hydroelectricity in the world. China produced 699 TWh of hydroelectricity in 2011, 19.6% of the total world electricity production.  World production of electricity was 3566 TWh in 2011.

 Brazil, the second largest hydropower producer, accounted for 12% and Canada accounted for 10.5% world production of hydroelectricity.

 Hydroelectricity has 16.1% share in the world power production.  Norway produces 95.3% power from hydroelectricity, Brazil produces 80.6%, Venezuela produces 68.6%, Canada produces 59.0% and Sweden produces 44.3% power from hydroelectricity to meet the energy demand.

International Energy Agency (IEA) European Commission, World Energy, technology and Climate Policy Outlook Report, 2003.

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