🇳🇬 Electricity Generation of Nigeria

The electricity generated in Nigeria has been on the rise since the start of the millennium. In 2021, electricity generation in Nigeria reach 31.47 TWh. Whereof 72.26% of the generated electricity in the country that year came from Gas.

  • In 2021, the electricity generation in Nigeria increased by 5.82%
  • In total, Nigeria generated 31.47 Terrawatt hours of electricity in 2021.
  • Electricity generation in Nigeria grew with 1.73 TWh in 2021, compared to previous year.
  • Since 2000, production of electricity has increased by 122.4% in Nigeria
  • In 2021, Nigeria produced 0.11313685317051% of the world's total energy generation.

Total Electricity Generation of Nigeria (2000-2021)

Between the year 2000 and 2021, Nigeria's electricity generation has increased from 14.15 TWh to 31.47 TWh, a 122.4% increase in produced Terawatt hours during a 21 year time period.

Year TWh YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 14.15 % %
2001 14.84 0.69% 4.88%
2002 20.67 5.83% 39.29%
2003 19.35 -1.32% -6.39%
2004 23.25 3.9% 20.16%
2005 22.53 -0.72% -3.1%
2006 22.04 -0.49% -2.17%
2007 21.91 -0.13% -0.59%
2008 20.14 -1.77% -8.08%
2009 18.82 -1.32% -6.55%
2010 24.89 6.07% 32.25%
2011 25.72 0.83% 3.33%
2012 27.3 1.58% 6.14%
2013 27.46 0.16% 0.59%
2014 30.6 3.14% 11.43%
2015 30.8 0.2% 0.65%
2016 32.01 1.21% 3.93%
2017 32.79 0.78% 2.44%
2018 31.86 -0.93% -2.84%
2019 31.65 -0.21% -0.66%
2020 29.74 -1.91% -6.03%
2021 31.47 1.73% 5.82%

Nigeria's Electricity Generation by Fuel Source in 2021

In 2021, Gas was the largest generator of electrical energy in Nigeria with 72.26% of the total electricity produced.

Fuel Source Proportion
Gas 72.26%
Hydro 25.42%
Coal 1.94%
Other Fossil 0.16%
Solar 0.16%
Bioenergy 0.06%
Nuclear 0.0%
Other Renewables 0.0%
Wind 0.0%

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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