Electricity Demand in 🇮🇶 Iraq

Iraq's electricity demand is a dynamic and vital component of its energy landscape. It reflects the nation's growing need for electrical power to support various sectors, including residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation. Over the years, Iraq has witnessed significant shifts in electricity demand due to various factors such as population growth, urbanization, and technological advancements.

  • In 2021, Iraq's electricity demand increased by 4.99%
  • In total, Iraq used 115.87 Terrawatt hours of electricity in 2021.
  • Demand increased with a total of 5.51 MWh in 2021, compared to previous year.
  • Since 2000, Iraq's demand for electricity has increased with 285.98%

Electricity Demand in Iraq (2000-2021)

Between the year 2000 and 2021 the electricity demand in Iraq has grown from 30.02 TW to 115.87 TW, an increase of consumed Terawatt hours by 285.98% in a 21 year time period.

Year TW YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 30.02 %
2001 30.34 0.32 1.07%
2002 31.85 1.51 4.98%
2003 26.66 -5.19 -16.3%
2004 31.7 5.04 18.9%
2005 30.12 -1.58 -4.98%
2006 34.8 4.68 15.54%
2007 33.73 -1.07 -3.07%
2008 37.77 4.04 11.98%
2009 48.61 10.84 28.7%
2010 51.65 3.04 6.25%
2011 58.06 6.41 12.41%
2012 53.65 -4.41 -7.6%
2013 67.41 13.76 25.65%
2014 76.15 8.74 12.97%
2015 77.85 1.7 2.23%
2016 87.43 9.58 12.31%
2017 94.08 6.65 7.61%
2018 104.9 10.82 11.5%
2019 123.59 18.69 17.82%
2020 110.36 -13.23 -10.7%
2021 115.87 5.51 4.99%

Electricity Demand vs Electricity Consumption

It's important to not conflate the two, electircity demnad represents how much electricity an entity, country or region need in a moment of time. While electricity consumption represents how much electricity is used over a period of time. Electricity demand is measured in kilowatt (kW) while electricity consumption is measured as kilowatt-hours (kWh).

Data Information

Data found on this page is a derivative of Ember-Climate Yearly electricity data.

Data Sources

Ember-Climate

Ember-Climate Yearly Electricity Data

This dataset contains yearly electricity generation, capacity, emissions, import and demand data for over 200 geographies. Data is collected from multi-country datasets (EIA, Eurostat, BP, UN) as well as national sources (e.g China data from the National Bureau of Statistics).

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