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Fossil fuels electricity capacity, million kilowatts, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 47 countries was 52.54 million kilowatts. The highest value was in China: 1245.17 million kilowatts and the lowest value was in Bhutan: 0.01 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
India 310.7 2 1980 - 2021
Japan 191.76 3 1980 - 2021
South Korea 89.56 4 1980 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 76.37 5 1980 - 2021
Iran 66.74 6 1980 - 2021
Indonesia 58.6 7 1980 - 2021
Taiwan 42.3 8 1980 - 2021
Thailand 39.73 9 1980 - 2021
UA Emirates 31.29 10 1980 - 2021
Vietnam 30.69 11 1980 - 2021
Pakistan 26.27 12 1980 - 2021
Malaysia 26.26 13 1980 - 2021
Iraq 25.4 14 1980 - 2021
Kazakhstan 20.08 15 1992 - 2021
Philippines 19.71 16 1980 - 2021
Kuwait 19.27 17 1980 - 2021
Bangladesh 17.92 18 1980 - 2021
Israel 16.98 19 1980 - 2021
Uzbekistan 14.03 20 1992 - 2021
Hong Kong 13.13 21 1980 - 2021
Singapore 11.69 22 1980 - 2021
Qatar 10.59 23 1980 - 2021
Syria 8.57 24 1980 - 2021
Oman 8.44 25 1980 - 2021
Bahrain 6.97 26 1980 - 2021
Azerbaijan 6.4 27 1992 - 2021
Turkmenistan 5.2 28 1992 - 2021
Burma 3.83 29 1980 - 2021
Jordan 3.75 30 1980 - 2021
Lebanon 3.41 31 1980 - 2021
North Korea 3.36 32 1980 - 2021
Sri Lanka 2.18 33 1980 - 2021
Laos 1.91 34 1980 - 2021
Armenia 1.83 35 1992 - 2021
Yemen 1.52 36 1980 - 2021
Cambodia 1.36 37 1980 - 2021
Brunei 1.26 38 1980 - 2021
Mongolia 1.21 39 1980 - 2021
Georgia 0.99 40 1992 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 0.73 41 1992 - 2021
Tajikistan 0.72 42 1992 - 2021
Maldives 0.53 43 1980 - 2021
Macao 0.44 44 1980 - 2021
Afghanistan 0.28 45 1980 - 2021
Nepal 0.05 46 1980 - 2021
Bhutan 0.01 47 1980 - 2021



Definition: Installed capacity to produce electricity from fossil fuels including oil, coal, and natural gas.
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