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Fossil fuels electricity capacity, million kilowatts, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 47 countries was 1.75 million kilowatts. The highest value was in South Africa: 48.38 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
South Africa 48.38 1 1980 - 2021
Nigeria 9.54 2 1980 - 2021
Ghana 3.65 3 1980 - 2021
Angola 3.44 4 1980 - 2021
Sudan 2.21 5 1980 - 2021
Ivory Coast 1.31 6 1980 - 2021
Zimbabwe 1.27 7 1980 - 2021
Kenya 1.11 8 1980 - 2021
Senegal 1 9 1980 - 2021
Tanzania 0.93 10 1980 - 2021
Cameroon 0.92 11 1980 - 2021
Botswana 0.76 12 1980 - 2021
Mauritius 0.68 13 1980 - 2021
Mali 0.56 14 1980 - 2021
Zambia 0.52 15 1980 - 2021
Mauritania 0.49 16 1980 - 2021
Mozambique 0.48 17 1980 - 2021
Gabon 0.45 18 1980 - 2021
Benin 0.44 19 1980 - 2021
R. of Congo 0.39 20 1980 - 2021
Madagascar 0.36 21 1980 - 2021
Niger 0.3 22 1980 - 2021
Burkina Faso 0.29 23 1980 - 2021
Guinea 0.27 24 1980 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 0.22 25 1980 - 2021
Eritrea 0.21 26 1994 - 2021
Malawi 0.21 27 1980 - 2021
Uganda 0.2 28 1980 - 2021
Cape Verde 0.17 29 1980 - 2021
DR Congo 0.16 30 1980 - 2021
Togo 0.16 31 1980 - 2021
Seychelles 0.15 32 1980 - 2021
Ethiopia 0.14 33 1980 - 2021
Gambia 0.13 34 1980 - 2021
Rwanda 0.12 35 1980 - 2021
Swaziland 0.12 36 1980 - 2021
Namibia 0.11 37 1990 - 2021
Liberia 0.1 38 1980 - 2021
Chad 0.09 39 1980 - 2021
Sierra Leone 0.08 40 1980 - 2021
Somalia 0.08 41 1980 - 2021
Burundi 0.03 42 1980 - 2021
Comoros 0.03 43 1980 - 2021
G.-Bissau 0.03 44 1980 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 0.03 45 1980 - 2021
C.A. Republic 0.02 46 1980 - 2021
Lesotho 0 47 1980 - 2021



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