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Fossil fuels electricity capacity, million kilowatts, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 20 countries was 10.98 million kilowatts. The highest value was in Mexico: 63.52 million kilowatts and the lowest value was in Paraguay: 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
Mexico 63.52 1 1980 - 2021
Brazil 43.15 2 1980 - 2021
Argentina 28.14 3 1980 - 2021
Chile 17.56 4 1980 - 2021
Venezuela 17.49 5 1980 - 2021
Peru 9.06 6 1980 - 2021
Colombia 6.89 7 1980 - 2021
Cuba 6.28 8 1980 - 2021
Puerto Rico 5.81 9 1980 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 4.27 10 1980 - 2021
Ecuador 4.08 11 1980 - 2021
Bolivia 2.78 12 1980 - 2021
Guatemala 2.33 13 1980 - 2021
Panama 1.82 14 1980 - 2021
Uruguay 1.61 15 1980 - 2021
Haiti 1.39 16 1980 - 2021
Honduras 1.23 17 1980 - 2021
Nicaragua 1.11 18 1980 - 2021
El Salvador 1.08 19 1980 - 2021
Paraguay 0 20 1980 - 2021



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