🇰🇷 Electricity Generation of South Korea

The electricity generated in South Korea has been on the rise since the start of the millennium. In 2021, electricity generation in South Korea reach 588.52 TWh. Whereof 35.72% 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 Korea increased by 6.72%
  • In total, South Korea generated 588.52 Terrawatt hours of electricity in 2021.
  • Electricity generation in South Korea grew with 37.08 TWh in 2021, compared to previous year.
  • Since 2000, production of electricity has increased by 115.95% in South Korea
  • In 2021, South Korea produced 2.1157706014588% of the world's total energy generation.

Total Electricity Generation of South Korea (2000-2021)

Between the year 2000 and 2021, South Korea's electricity generation has increased from 272.52 TWh to 588.52 TWh, a 115.95% increase in produced Terawatt hours during a 21 year time period.

Year TWh YoY absolute change YoY change
2000 272.52 % %
2001 291.92 19.4% 7.12%
2002 311.38 19.46% 6.67%
2003 324.17 12.79% 4.11%
2004 346.17 22.0% 6.79%
2005 364.38 18.21% 5.26%
2006 379.64 15.26% 4.19%
2007 402.78 23.14% 6.1%
2008 419.75 16.97% 4.21%
2009 426.91 7.16% 1.71%
2010 477.69 50.78% 11.89%
2011 500.35 22.66% 4.74%
2012 511.28 10.93% 2.18%
2013 517.21 5.93% 1.16%
2014 524.59 7.38% 1.43%
2015 524.7 0.11% 0.02%
2016 536.03 11.33% 2.16%
2017 541.06 5.03% 0.94%
2018 562.28 21.22% 3.92%
2019 554.4 -7.88% -1.4%
2020 551.44 -2.96% -0.53%
2021 588.52 37.08% 6.72%

South Korea's Electricity Generation by Fuel Source in 2021

In 2021, Coal was the largest generator of electrical energy in South Korea with 35.72% of the total electricity produced.

Fuel Source Proportion
Coal 35.72%
Gas 29.76%
Nuclear 25.58%
Solar 4.07%
Bioenergy 2.57%
Other Fossil 1.18%
Wind 0.54%
Hydro 0.52%
Other Renewables 0.08%

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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