🇸🇦 Electricity Generation of Saudi Arabia

The electricity generated in Saudi Arabia has been on the rise since the start of the millennium. In 2021, electricity generation in Saudi Arabia reach 356.62 TWh. Whereof 60.55% of the generated electricity in the country that year came from Gas.

  • In 2021, the electricity generation in Saudi Arabia increased by 5.5%
  • In total, Saudi Arabia generated 356.62 Terrawatt hours of electricity in 2021.
  • Electricity generation in Saudi Arabia grew with 18.59 TWh in 2021, compared to previous year.
  • Since 2000, production of electricity has increased by 157.15% in Saudi Arabia
  • In 2021, Saudi Arabia produced 1.2820738664654% of the world's total energy generation.

Total Electricity Generation of Saudi Arabia (2000-2021)

Between the year 2000 and 2021, Saudi Arabia's electricity generation has increased from 138.68 TWh to 356.62 TWh, a 157.15% increase in produced Terawatt hours during a 21 year time period.

Year TWh YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 138.68 % %
2001 146.09 7.41% 5.34%
2002 154.91 8.82% 6.04%
2003 166.58 11.67% 7.53%
2004 173.41 6.83% 4.1%
2005 191.05 17.64% 10.17%
2006 196.31 5.26% 2.75%
2007 204.43 8.12% 4.14%
2008 204.2 -0.23% -0.11%
2009 217.31 13.11% 6.42%
2010 240.06 22.75% 10.47%
2011 250.08 10.02% 4.17%
2012 271.71 21.63% 8.65%
2013 284.06 12.35% 4.55%
2014 311.86 27.8% 9.79%
2015 338.39 26.53% 8.51%
2016 337.43 -0.96% -0.28%
2017 354.37 16.94% 5.02%
2018 334.86 -19.51% -5.51%
2019 335.45 0.59% 0.18%
2020 338.03 2.58% 0.77%
2021 356.62 18.59% 5.5%

Saudi Arabia's Electricity Generation by Fuel Source in 2021

In 2021, Gas was the largest generator of electrical energy in Saudi Arabia with 60.55% of the total electricity produced.

Fuel Source Proportion
Gas 60.55%
Other Fossil 39.22%
Solar 0.23%
Bioenergy 0.0%
Coal 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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