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Fossil fuels electricity capacity, million kilowatts, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 18 countries was 20.19 million kilowatts. The highest value was in Saudi Arabia: 76.37 million kilowatts and the lowest value was in Djibouti: 0.13 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
Saudi Arabia 76.37 1 1980 - 2021
Iran 66.74 2 1980 - 2021
Egypt 53.8 3 1980 - 2021
UA Emirates 31.29 4 1980 - 2021
Iraq 25.4 5 1980 - 2021
Algeria 20.97 6 1980 - 2021
Kuwait 19.27 7 1980 - 2021
Qatar 10.59 8 1980 - 2021
Libya 10.51 9 1980 - 2021
Morocco 10.28 10 1980 - 2021
Syria 8.57 11 1980 - 2021
Oman 8.44 12 1980 - 2021
Bahrain 6.97 13 1980 - 2021
Tunisia 5.37 14 1980 - 2021
Jordan 3.75 15 1980 - 2021
Lebanon 3.41 16 1980 - 2021
Yemen 1.52 17 1980 - 2021
Djibouti 0.13 18 1980 - 2021



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

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