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Fossil fuels electricity capacity, million kilowatts, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 9 countries was 6.35 million kilowatts. The highest value was in Australia: 52.83 million kilowatts and the lowest value was in Samoa: 0.02 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
Australia 52.83 1 1980 - 2021
New Zealand 2.35 2 1980 - 2021
N. Caledonia 0.88 3 1980 - 2021
Papua N.G. 0.83 4 1980 - 2021
Fiji 0.19 5 1980 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 0.04 6 1980 - 2021
Vanuatu 0.03 7 1980 - 2021
Samoa 0.02 8 1980 - 2021
Tonga 0.02 9 1980 - 2021



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