The chart shows how much electricity is generated in Finland from various energy sources. This is typically referred to as energy mix or power generation mix. The numbers on this page are our calculations based on data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The raw data are available for download.

Looking at the last five years of available data, the electricity generation in Finland, measured in billion kilowatthours per year, is as follows: 18.25 from fossil fuels including coal, natural gas, and oil; 1.04 from wind; 0.01 from solar installations; 14.29 from hydro; 22.4 from nuclear power plants; and 0 from geothermal sources.

The table shows the relative importance of the various energy sources in terms of their percent of the total electricity generation in Finland. The calculations are based on the latest five years of available data. For comparison, the table also shows the average values for the world and for Europe.

In Europe, the main energy source is fossil fuels with 51.92 percent of the total energy produced. For the world as a whole, fossil fuels are also the main energy source with 67.18 percent. In Finland the greatest share of electricity is generated from nuclear plants with 40.01 percent A smaller percent of the electricity in Finland is produced from fossil fuels compared to the rest of the world.

Energy source Percent of the total electricity generation in Finland Percent of the total electricity generation in Europe Percent of the total electricity generation for the world
Fossil 32.6 51.92 67.18
Wind 1.85 5.45 3.71
Solar 0.01 1.84 1.17
Hydro 25.52 17.47 17.09
Nuclear 40.01 23.05 10.52
Geothermal 0 0.28 0.33


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