🇿🇦 Electricity Generation of South Africa

The electricity generated in South Africa has been on the rise since the start of the millennium. In 2021, electricity generation in South Africa reach 223.2 TWh. Whereof 86.35% of the generated electricity in the country that year came from Coal. A non-renewable resource with greater impact on the environment.

  • In 2021, the electricity generation in South Africa increased by 0.56%
  • In total, South Africa generated 223.2 Terrawatt hours of electricity in 2021.
  • Electricity generation in South Africa grew with 1.25 TWh in 2021, compared to previous year.
  • Since 2000, production of electricity has increased by 13.61% in South Africa
  • In 2021, South Africa produced 0.80241962591859% of the world's total energy generation.

Total Electricity Generation of South Africa (2000-2021)

Between the year 2000 and 2021, South Africa's electricity generation has increased from 196.47 TWh to 223.2 TWh, a 13.61% increase in produced Terawatt hours during a 21 year time period.

Year TWh YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 196.47 % %
2001 196.54 0.07% 0.04%
2002 203.59 7.05% 3.59%
2003 218.24 14.65% 7.2%
2004 228.24 10.0% 4.58%
2005 229.22 0.98% 0.43%
2006 236.6 7.38% 3.22%
2007 246.81 10.21% 4.32%
2008 240.73 -6.08% -2.46%
2009 231.6 -9.13% -3.79%
2010 242.98 11.38% 4.91%
2011 244.49 1.51% 0.62%
2012 240.9 -3.59% -1.47%
2013 238.51 -2.39% -0.99%
2014 236.56 -1.95% -0.82%
2015 231.94 -4.62% -1.95%
2016 235.99 4.05% 1.75%
2017 237.9 1.91% 0.81%
2018 237.03 -0.87% -0.37%
2019 234.56 -2.47% -1.04%
2020 221.95 -12.61% -5.38%
2021 223.2 1.25% 0.56%

South Africa's Electricity Generation by Fuel Source in 2021

In 2021, Coal was the largest generator of electrical energy in South Africa with 86.35% of the total electricity produced.

Fuel Source Proportion
Coal 86.35%
Nuclear 5.44%
Wind 3.75%
Solar 2.98%
Hydro 0.66%
Other Fossil 0.65%
Bioenergy 0.18%
Gas 0.0%
Other Renewables 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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