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Fossil fuels electricity capacity, million kilowatts, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 189 countries was 23.45 million kilowatts. The highest value was in China: 1245.17 million kilowatts and the lowest value was in Lesotho: 0 million kilowatts. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: million kilowatts; Source: The U.S. Energy Information Administration
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Countries Fossil fuels electricity capacity, 2021 Global rank Available data
China 1245.17 1 1980 - 2021
USA 730.28 2 1980 - 2021
India 310.7 3 1980 - 2021
Russia 194.15 4 1992 - 2021
Japan 191.76 5 1980 - 2021
Germany 98.31 6 1991 - 2021
South Korea 89.56 7 1980 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 76.37 8 1980 - 2021
Iran 66.74 9 1980 - 2021
Mexico 63.52 10 1980 - 2021
Italy 60.11 11 1980 - 2021
Indonesia 58.6 12 1980 - 2021
Egypt 53.8 13 1980 - 2021
Australia 52.83 14 1980 - 2021
UK 50.48 15 1980 - 2021
South Africa 48.38 16 1980 - 2021
Turkey 47.4 17 1980 - 2021
Brazil 43.15 18 1980 - 2021
Taiwan 42.3 19 1980 - 2021
Spain 41.72 20 1980 - 2021
Thailand 39.73 21 1980 - 2021
Canada 37.32 22 1980 - 2021
Poland 36.72 23 1980 - 2021
UA Emirates 31.29 24 1980 - 2021
Vietnam 30.69 25 1980 - 2021
Ukraine 28.66 26 1992 - 2021
Argentina 28.14 27 1980 - 2021
Pakistan 26.27 28 1980 - 2021
Malaysia 26.26 29 1980 - 2021
Iraq 25.4 30 1980 - 2021
Netherlands 24.07 31 1980 - 2021
Algeria 20.97 32 1980 - 2021
Kazakhstan 20.08 33 1992 - 2021
France 19.79 34 1980 - 2021
Philippines 19.71 35 1980 - 2021
Kuwait 19.27 36 1980 - 2021
Bangladesh 17.92 37 1980 - 2021
Chile 17.56 38 1980 - 2021
Venezuela 17.49 39 1980 - 2021
Israel 16.98 40 1980 - 2021
Uzbekistan 14.03 41 1992 - 2021
Hong Kong 13.13 42 1980 - 2021
Czechia 12.38 43 1993 - 2021
Singapore 11.69 44 1980 - 2021
Qatar 10.59 45 1980 - 2021
Libya 10.51 46 1980 - 2021
Morocco 10.28 47 1980 - 2021
Greece 9.97 48 1980 - 2021
Belarus 9.82 49 1992 - 2021
Nigeria 9.54 50 1980 - 2021
Peru 9.06 51 1980 - 2021
Syria 8.57 52 1980 - 2021
Finland 8.44 53 1980 - 2021
Oman 8.44 54 1980 - 2021
Sweden 8.41 55 1980 - 2021
Portugal 8.16 56 1980 - 2021
Romania 8.13 57 1980 - 2021
Belgium 8.09 58 1980 - 2021
Denmark 7.92 59 1980 - 2021
Bahrain 6.97 60 1980 - 2021
Colombia 6.89 61 1980 - 2021
Austria 6.44 62 1980 - 2021
Azerbaijan 6.4 63 1992 - 2021
Ireland 6.32 64 1980 - 2021
Cuba 6.28 65 1980 - 2021
Hungary 6.15 66 1980 - 2021
Puerto Rico 5.81 67 1980 - 2021
Tunisia 5.37 68 1980 - 2021
Turkmenistan 5.2 69 1992 - 2021
Serbia 4.39 70 2006 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 4.27 71 1980 - 2021
Ecuador 4.08 72 1980 - 2021
Burma 3.83 73 1980 - 2021
Bulgaria 3.81 74 1980 - 2021
Jordan 3.75 75 1980 - 2021
Ghana 3.65 76 1980 - 2021
Angola 3.44 77 1980 - 2021
Lebanon 3.41 78 1980 - 2021
North Korea 3.36 79 1980 - 2021
Bolivia 2.78 80 1980 - 2021
Slovakia 2.65 81 1993 - 2021
New Zealand 2.35 82 1980 - 2021
Guatemala 2.33 83 1980 - 2021
Estonia 2.21 84 1992 - 2021
Sudan 2.21 85 1980 - 2021
Sri Lanka 2.18 86 1980 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 2.14 87 1992 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 2.12 88 1980 - 2021
Laos 1.91 89 1980 - 2021
Lithuania 1.89 90 1992 - 2021
Armenia 1.83 91 1992 - 2021
Panama 1.82 92 1980 - 2021
Uruguay 1.61 93 1980 - 2021
Croatia 1.54 94 1992 - 2021
Slovenia 1.52 95 1992 - 2021
Yemen 1.52 96 1980 - 2021
Cyprus 1.51 97 1980 - 2021
Haiti 1.39 98 1980 - 2021
Cambodia 1.36 99 1980 - 2021
Ivory Coast 1.31 100 1980 - 2021
Latvia 1.27 101 1992 - 2021
Zimbabwe 1.27 102 1980 - 2021
Brunei 1.26 103 1980 - 2021
Honduras 1.23 104 1980 - 2021
Mongolia 1.21 105 1980 - 2021
Kenya 1.11 106 1980 - 2021
Nicaragua 1.11 107 1980 - 2021
North Macedonia 1.11 108 1992 - 2021
El Salvador 1.08 109 1980 - 2021
Norway 1.07 110 1980 - 2021
Senegal 1 111 1980 - 2021
Georgia 0.99 112 1992 - 2021
Jamaica 0.96 113 1980 - 2021
Switzerland 0.95 114 1980 - 2021
Tanzania 0.93 115 1980 - 2021
Cameroon 0.92 116 1980 - 2021
N. Caledonia 0.88 117 1980 - 2021
Papua N.G. 0.83 118 1980 - 2021
Botswana 0.76 119 1980 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 0.73 120 1992 - 2021
Tajikistan 0.72 121 1992 - 2021
Mauritius 0.68 122 1980 - 2021
Moldova 0.68 123 1992 - 2021
Malta 0.59 124 1980 - 2021
Bahamas 0.58 125 1980 - 2021
Mali 0.56 126 1980 - 2021
Maldives 0.53 127 1980 - 2021
Zambia 0.52 128 1980 - 2021
Mauritania 0.49 129 1980 - 2021
Mozambique 0.48 130 1980 - 2021
Gabon 0.45 131 1980 - 2021
Benin 0.44 132 1980 - 2021
Macao 0.44 133 1980 - 2021
R. of Congo 0.39 134 1980 - 2021
Madagascar 0.36 135 1980 - 2021
Suriname 0.34 136 1980 - 2021
Guyana 0.33 137 1980 - 2021
Niger 0.3 138 1980 - 2021
Burkina Faso 0.29 139 1980 - 2021
Afghanistan 0.28 140 1980 - 2021
Guinea 0.27 141 1980 - 2021
Aruba 0.26 142 1986 - 2021
Barbados 0.26 143 1980 - 2021
Montenegro 0.23 144 2006 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 0.22 145 1980 - 2021
Eritrea 0.21 146 1994 - 2021
Malawi 0.21 147 1980 - 2021
Uganda 0.2 148 1980 - 2021
Fiji 0.19 149 1980 - 2021
Bermuda 0.17 150 1980 - 2021
Cape Verde 0.17 151 1980 - 2021
DR Congo 0.16 152 1980 - 2021
Togo 0.16 153 1980 - 2021
Seychelles 0.15 154 1980 - 2021
Ethiopia 0.14 155 1980 - 2021
Luxembourg 0.14 156 1980 - 2021
Djibouti 0.13 157 1980 - 2021
Gambia 0.13 158 1980 - 2021
Albania 0.12 159 1980 - 2021
Iceland 0.12 160 1980 - 2021
Rwanda 0.12 161 1980 - 2021
Swaziland 0.12 162 1980 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 0.11 163 1980 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 0.11 164 1980 - 2021
Namibia 0.11 165 1990 - 2021
Belize 0.1 166 1980 - 2021
Liberia 0.1 167 1980 - 2021
Chad 0.09 168 1980 - 2021
Saint Lucia 0.09 169 1980 - 2021
Sierra Leone 0.08 170 1980 - 2021
Somalia 0.08 171 1980 - 2021
Grenada 0.05 172 1980 - 2021
Nepal 0.05 173 1980 - 2021
Gibraltar 0.04 174 1980 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 0.04 175 1980 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 0.04 176 1980 - 2021
Burundi 0.03 177 1980 - 2021
Comoros 0.03 178 1980 - 2021
Dominica 0.03 179 1980 - 2021
G.-Bissau 0.03 180 1980 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 0.03 181 1980 - 2021
Vanuatu 0.03 182 1980 - 2021
C.A. Republic 0.02 183 1980 - 2021
Samoa 0.02 184 1980 - 2021
Tonga 0.02 185 1980 - 2021
Bhutan 0.01 186 1980 - 2021
Montserrat 0.01 187 1980 - 2021
Lesotho 0 188 1980 - 2021
Paraguay 0 189 1980 - 2021


Definition: Installed capacity to produce electricity from fossil fuels including oil, coal, and natural gas.
1245.17
730.28
310.70
194.15
191.76
98.31
89.56
76.37
66.74
63.52
60.11
58.60
53.80
52.83
50.48
48.38
47.40
43.15
42.30
41.72
39.73
37.32
36.72
31.29
30.69
28.66
28.14
26.27
26.26
25.40
24.07
20.97
20.08
19.79
19.71
19.27
17.92
17.56
17.49
16.98
14.03
13.13
12.38
11.69
10.59
10.51
10.28
9.97
9.82
9.54
9.06
8.57
8.44
8.44
8.41
8.16
8.13
8.09
7.92
6.97
6.89
6.44
6.40
6.32
6.28
6.15
5.81
5.37
5.20
4.39
4.27
4.08
3.83
3.81
3.75
3.65
3.44
3.41
3.36
2.78
2.65
2.35
2.33
2.21
2.21
2.18
2.14
2.12
1.91
1.89
1.83
1.82
1.61
1.54
1.52
1.52
1.51
1.39
1.36
1.31
1.27
1.27
1.26
1.23
1.21
1.11
1.11
1.11
1.08
1.07
1.00
0.99
0.96
0.95
0.93
0.92
0.88
0.83
0.76
0.73
0.72
0.68
0.68
0.59
0.58
0.56
0.53
0.52
0.49
0.48
0.45
0.44
0.44
0.39
0.36
0.34
0.33
0.30
0.29
0.28
0.27
0.26
0.26
0.23
0.22
0.21
0.21
0.20
0.19
0.17
0.17
0.16
0.16
0.15
0.14
0.14
0.13
0.13
0.12
0.12
0.12
0.12
0.11
0.11
0.11
0.10
0.10
0.09
0.09
0.08
0.08
0.05
0.05
0.04
0.04
0.04
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.02
0.02
0.02
0.01
0.01
0.00
0.00
0
311.3
622.6
933.9
1245.17
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