🗺️ Electricity Generation of Asia

The electricity generated in Asia has been on the rise since the start of the millennium. In 2021, electricity generation in Asia reach 13783.71 TWh. Whereof 57.25% of the generated electricity in the region that year came from Coal. A non-renewable resource with greater impact on the environment.

  • In 2021, the electricity generation in Asia increased by 8.02%
  • In total, Asia generated 13,783.71 Terrawatt hours of electricity in 2021.
  • Electricity generation in Asia grew with 1023.77 TWh in 2021, compared to previous year.
  • Since 2000, production of electricity has increased by 240.86% in Asia
  • In 2021, Asia produced 49.553402428182% of the world's total energy generation.

Total Electricity Generation of Asia (2000-2021)

Between the year 2000 and 2021, Asia's electricity generation has increased from 4,043.76 TWh to 13,783.71 TWh, a 240.86% increase in produced Terawatt hours during a 21 year time period.

Year TWh YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 4,043.76 % %
2001 4,230.67 186.91% 4.62%
2002 4,511.45 280.78% 6.64%
2003 4,853.82 342.37% 7.59%
2004 5,322.96 469.14% 9.67%
2005 5,704.29 381.33% 7.16%
2006 6,186.39 482.1% 8.45%
2007 6,761.53 575.14% 9.3%
2008 6,976.24 214.71% 3.18%
2009 7,243.97 267.73% 3.84%
2010 8,028.21 784.24% 10.83%
2011 8,669.41 641.2% 7.99%
2012 9,081.18 411.77% 4.75%
2013 9,627.76 546.58% 6.02%
2014 10,173.56 545.8% 5.67%
2015 10,270.5 96.94% 0.95%
2016 10,773.46 502.96% 4.9%
2017 11,395.59 622.13% 5.77%
2018 12,175.49 779.9% 6.84%
2019 12,589.5 414.01% 3.4%
2020 12,759.94 170.44% 1.35%
2021 13,783.71 1023.77% 8.02%

Asia's Electricity Generation by Fuel Source in 2021

In 2021, Coal was the largest generator of electrical energy in Asia with 57.25% of the total electricity produced.

Fuel Source Proportion
Coal 57.25%
Hydro 13.52%
Gas 11.18%
Wind 5.46%
Nuclear 5.14%
Solar 4.02%
Bioenergy 2.15%
Other Fossil 1.08%
Other Renewables 0.22%

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

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