🗺️ Electricity Generation of North America

The electricity generated in North America has been on the rise since the start of the millennium. In 2021, electricity generation in North America reach 4778.77 TWh. Whereof 34.56% of the generated electricity in the region that year came from Gas.

  • In 2021, the electricity generation in North America increased by 2.38%
  • In total, North America generated 4,778.77 Terrawatt hours of electricity in 2021.
  • Electricity generation in North America grew with 110.92 TWh in 2021, compared to previous year.
  • Since 2000, production of electricity has increased by 8.83% in North America
  • In 2021, North America produced 17.180012704977% of the world's total energy generation.

Total Electricity Generation of North America (2000-2021)

Between the year 2000 and 2021, North America's electricity generation has increased from 4,390.94 TWh to 4,778.77 TWh, a 8.83% increase in produced Terawatt hours during a 21 year time period.

Year TWh YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 4,390.94 % %
2001 4,300.33 -90.61% -2.06%
2002 4,428.54 128.21% 2.98%
2003 4,441.65 13.11% 0.3%
2004 4,534.69 93.04% 2.09%
2005 4,641.81 107.12% 2.36%
2006 4,639.96 -1.85% -0.04%
2007 4,755.92 115.96% 2.5%
2008 4,722.77 -33.15% -0.7%
2009 4,535.37 -187.4% -3.97%
2010 4,696.17 160.8% 3.55%
2011 4,700.87 4.7% 0.1%
2012 4,653.38 -47.49% -1.01%
2013 4,693.79 40.41% 0.87%
2014 4,732.57 38.78% 0.83%
2015 4,723.45 -9.12% -0.19%
2016 4,732.92 9.47% 0.2%
2017 4,697.47 -35.45% -0.75%
2018 4,837.95 140.48% 2.99%
2019 4,786.8 -51.15% -1.06%
2020 4,667.85 -118.95% -2.48%
2021 4,778.77 110.92% 2.38%

North America's Electricity Generation by Fuel Source in 2021

In 2021, Gas was the largest generator of electrical energy in North America with 34.56% of the total electricity produced.

Fuel Source Proportion
Gas 34.56%
Coal 19.56%
Nuclear 18.11%
Hydro 13.06%
Wind 8.65%
Solar 3.55%
Bioenergy 1.33%
Other Fossil 0.8%
Other Renewables 0.38%

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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