🇯🇵 Electricity Generation of Japan

The electricity generated in Japan has declined since the start of the millennium. In 2021, electricity generation in Japan reach 958.53 TWh. Whereof 35.12% of the generated electricity in the country that year came from Gas.

  • In 2021, the electricity generation in Japan increased by -0.58%
  • In total, Japan generated 958.53 Terrawatt hours of electricity in 2021.
  • Electricity generation in Japan grew with -5.6 TWh in 2021, compared to previous year.
  • Since 2000, production of electricity has increased by -3.02% in Japan
  • In 2021, Japan produced 3.4459824553393% of the world's total energy generation.

Total Electricity Generation of Japan (2000-2021)

Between the year 2000 and 2021, Japan's electricity generation has increased from 988.4 TWh to 958.53 TWh, a -3.02% increase in produced Terawatt hours during a 21 year time period.

Year TWh YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 988.4 % %
2001 970.17 -18.23% -1.84%
2002 986.56 16.39% 1.69%
2003 975.95 -10.61% -1.08%
2004 1,004.65 28.7% 2.94%
2005 1,015.16 10.51% 1.05%
2006 1,032.38 17.22% 1.7%
2007 1,073.51 41.13% 3.98%
2008 1,005.92 -67.59% -6.3%
2009 977.19 -28.73% -2.86%
2010 1,082.17 104.98% 10.74%
2011 1,046.98 -35.19% -3.25%
2012 1,046.6 -0.38% -0.04%
2013 1,029.79 -16.81% -1.61%
2014 1,028.71 -1.08% -0.1%
2015 1,004.81 -23.9% -2.32%
2016 1,004.97 0.16% 0.02%
2017 1,008.99 4.02% 0.4%
2018 1,012.06 3.07% 0.3%
2019 992.26 -19.8% -1.96%
2020 964.13 -28.13% -2.83%
2021 958.53 -5.6% -0.58%

Japan's Electricity Generation by Fuel Source in 2021

In 2021, Gas was the largest generator of electrical energy in Japan with 35.12% of the total electricity produced.

Fuel Source Proportion
Gas 35.12%
Coal 32.51%
Solar 9.25%
Hydro 8.26%
Nuclear 6.39%
Bioenergy 3.85%
Other Fossil 3.37%
Wind 0.93%
Other Renewables 0.32%

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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