🇫🇷 Electricity Generation of France

The electricity generated in France has declined since the start of the millennium. In 2022, electricity generation in France reach 469.48 TWh. Whereof 68.93% of the generated electricity in the country that year came from Nuclear.

  • In 2022, the electricity generation in France increased by -14.7%
  • In total, France generated 469.48 Terrawatt hours of electricity in 2022.
  • Electricity generation in France grew with -80.9 TWh in 2022, compared to previous year.
  • Since 2000, production of electricity has increased by -12.02% in France
  • In 2022, France produced 1.6878134676356% of the world's total energy generation.

Total Electricity Generation of France (2000-2022)

Between the year 2000 and 2022, France's electricity generation has increased from 533.6 TWh to 469.48 TWh, a -12.02% increase in produced Terawatt hours during a 22 year time period.

Year TWh YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 533.6 % %
2001 543.65 10.05% 1.88%
2002 552.12 8.47% 1.56%
2003 559.92 7.8% 1.41%
2004 567.19 7.27% 1.3%
2005 569.86 2.67% 0.47%
2006 568.0 -1.86% -0.33%
2007 562.21 -5.79% -1.02%
2008 567.35 5.14% 0.91%
2009 529.21 -38.14% -6.72%
2010 562.83 33.62% 6.35%
2011 567.4 4.57% 0.81%
2012 567.08 -0.32% -0.06%
2013 576.45 9.37% 1.65%
2014 566.19 -10.26% -1.78%
2015 573.92 7.73% 1.37%
2016 558.65 -15.27% -2.66%
2017 556.08 -2.57% -0.46%
2018 575.83 19.75% 3.55%
2019 565.72 -10.11% -1.76%
2020 527.25 -38.47% -6.8%
2021 550.38 23.13% 4.39%
2022 469.48 -80.9% -14.7%

France's Electricity Generation by Fuel Source in 2021

In 2021, Nuclear was the largest generator of electrical energy in France with 68.93% of the total electricity produced.

Fuel Source Proportion
Nuclear 68.93%
Hydro 10.83%
Wind 6.69%
Gas 6.06%
Solar 2.86%
Other Fossil 1.79%
Bioenergy 1.74%
Coal 0.99%
Other Renewables 0.11%

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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