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Energy > Electricity Stats: compare key data on Italy & United States

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  • Consumption: Total electricity consumed annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution.
  • Consumption > Per capita: Total electricity consumed annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Consumption per capita: Total electricity consumed annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • From nuclear fuels: This entry measures the capacity of plants that generate electricity through radioactive decay of nuclear fuel, expressed as a share of the country's total generating capacity.
  • From other renewable sources: This entry measures the capacity of plants that generate electricity by using renewable energy sources other than hydroelectric (including, for example, wind, waves, solar, and geothermal), expressed as a share of the country's total generating capacity.
  • Installed generating capacity: This entry is the total capacity of currently installed generators, expressed in kilowatts (kW), to produce electricity. A 10-kilowatt (kW) generator will produce 10 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, if it runs continuously for one hour.
  • Installed generating capacity per thousand people: This entry is the total capacity of currently installed generators, expressed in kilowatts (kW), to produce electricity. A 10-kilowatt (kW) generator will produce 10 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, if it runs continuously for one hour. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Production: The annual electricity generated expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution.
  • Production > KWh: Electricity production is measured at the terminals of all alternator sets in a station. In addition to hydropower, coal, oil, gas, and nuclear power generation, it covers generation by geothermal, solar, wind, and tide and wave energy, as well as that from combustible renewables and waste. Production includes the output of electricity plants that are designed to produce electricity only as well as that of combined heat and power plants."
  • Production > KWh > Per capita: Electricity production is measured at the terminals of all alternator sets in a station. In addition to hydropower, coal, oil, gas, and nuclear power generation, it covers generation by geothermal, solar, wind, and tide and wave energy, as well as that from combustible renewables and waste. Production includes the output of electricity plants that are designed to produce electricity only as well as that of combined heat and power plants." Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Production > Per capita: The annual electricity generated expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Production by source > Nuclear: The percentage share of electricity generated from each energy source. These are fossil fuel, hydro, nuclear, and other (solar, geothermal, and wind).
  • Production per capita: The annual electricity generated expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • From fossil fuels: This entry measures the capacity of plants that generate electricity by burning fossil fuels (such as coal, petroleum products, and natural gas), expressed as a share of the country's total generating capacity.
  • Production by source > Fossil fuel: The percentage share of electricity generated from each energy source. These are fossil fuel, hydro, nuclear, and other (solar, geothermal, and wind).
  • Production from hydroelectric sources > Kwh: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Hydropower refers to electricity produced by hydroelectric power plants.
  • Production from hydroelectric sources > Kwh per capita: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Hydropower refers to electricity produced by hydroelectric power plants. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Production by source > Hydro: The percentage share of electricity generated from each energy source. These are fossil fuel, hydro, nuclear, and other (solar, geothermal, and wind).
  • Production from oil sources > Kwh per capita: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Oil refers to crude oil and petroleum products. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Production from natural gas sources > Kwh per capita: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Gas refers to natural gas but excludes natural gas liquids. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Production from natural gas sources > % of total: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Gas refers to natural gas but excludes natural gas liquids.
  • Imports > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Imports per capita: . Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Production from coal sources > % of total: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Coal refers to all coal and brown coal, both primary (including hard coal and lignite-brown coal) and derived fuels (including patent fuel, coke oven coke, gas coke, coke oven gas, and blast furnace gas). Peat is also included in this category.
  • Production from oil sources > % of total: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Oil refers to crude oil and petroleum products.
  • Production from coal sources > Kwh > Per capita: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Coal refers to all coal and brown coal, both primary (including hard coal and lignite-brown coal) and derived fuels (including patent fuel, coke oven coke, gas coke, coke oven gas, and blast furnace gas). Peat is also included in this category. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Production from nuclear sources > Kwh > Per capita: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Nuclear power refers to electricity produced by nuclear power plants. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Production from natural gas sources > Kwh > Per capita: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Gas refers to natural gas but excludes natural gas liquids. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Production from hydroelectric sources > Kwh > Per capita: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Hydropower refers to electricity produced by hydroelectric power plants. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Production from oil sources > Kwh > Per capita: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Oil refers to crude oil and petroleum products. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Exports per capita: . Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Production from coal sources > Kwh per capita: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Coal refers to all coal and brown coal, both primary (including hard coal and lignite-brown coal) and derived fuels (including patent fuel, coke oven coke, gas coke, coke oven gas, and blast furnace gas). Peat is also included in this category. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Production from natural gas sources > Kwh: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Gas refers to natural gas but excludes natural gas liquids.
  • Production from coal sources > Kwh: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Coal refers to all coal and brown coal, both primary (including hard coal and lignite-brown coal) and derived fuels (including patent fuel, coke oven coke, gas coke, coke oven gas, and blast furnace gas). Peat is also included in this category.
  • From hydroelectric plants: This entry measures the capacity of plants that generate electricity by water-driven turbines, expressed as a share of the country's total generating capacity.
  • Production from oil sources > Kwh: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Oil refers to crude oil and petroleum products.
  • Exports > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Production by source > Other: The percentage share of electricity generated from each energy source. These are fossil fuel, hydro, nuclear, and other (solar, geothermal, and wind).
  • Production from nuclear sources > % of total: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Nuclear power refers to electricity produced by nuclear power plants.
  • Production from hydroelectric sources > % of total: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Hydropower refers to electricity produced by hydroelectric power plants.
STAT Italy United States HISTORY
Consumption 313.8 billion kWh
Ranked 4th.
3.89 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 12 times more than Italy

Consumption > Per capita 5,417.24 kWh per capita
Ranked 34th.
12,747.49 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than Italy

Consumption per capita 5,305.24 kWh
Ranked 30th.
12,736.19 kWh
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than Italy

Exports 2.27 billion kWh
Ranked 26th.
12 billion kWh
Ranked 15th. 5 times more than Italy

From nuclear fuels 0.0
Ranked 10th.
9.7% of total installed capacity
Ranked 15th.
From other renewable sources 15.8% of total installed capacity
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than United States
5.3% of total installed capacity
Ranked 35th.
Imports 46.04 billion kWh
Ranked 3rd.
59.26 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 29% more than Italy

Installed generating capacity 122.3 million kW
Ranked 2nd.
1.04 billion kW
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Italy
Installed generating capacity per thousand people 2,014.04 kW
Ranked 3rd.
3,358.91 kW
Ranked 9th. 67% more than Italy
Production 283.5 billion kWh
Ranked 11th.
4.1 trillion kWh
Ranked 2nd. 14 times more than Italy

Production > KWh 308.22 billion
Ranked 12th.
4.32 trillion
Ranked 1st. 14 times more than Italy

Production > KWh > Per capita 4,210.1 per capita
Ranked 39th.
13,553.55 per capita
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than Italy

Production > Per capita 5,023.41 kWh per capita
Ranked 49th.
13,527.54 kWh per capita
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Italy

Production by source > Nuclear 0.0
Ranked 153th.
20.7%
Ranked 19th.
Production per capita 4,919.56 kWh
Ranked 47th.
13,515.56 kWh
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Italy

From fossil fuels 65% of total installed capacity
Ranked 9th.
75.3% of total installed capacity
Ranked 90th. 16% more than Italy
Production by source > Fossil fuel 78.6%
Ranked 110th. 10% more than United States
71.4%
Ranked 114th.
Production from hydroelectric sources > Kwh 39.61 billion kWh
Ranked 15th.
271.12 billion kWh
Ranked 4th. 7 times more than Italy

Production from hydroelectric sources > Kwh per capita 680.84 kWh
Ranked 38th.
925.93 kWh
Ranked 28th. 36% more than Italy

Consumption > Date of > Information 2003 2003
Production by source > Hydro 18.4%
Ranked 92nd. 3 times more than United States
5.6%
Ranked 120th.
Production from oil sources > Kwh per capita 789.77 kWh
Ranked 16th. 66% more than United States
475.15 kWh
Ranked 27th.

Production from natural gas sources > Kwh per capita 2,230.71 kWh
Ranked 19th.
2,498.42 kWh
Ranked 16th. 12% more than Italy

Production from natural gas sources > % of total 44.28%
Ranked 31st. 3 times more than United States
17.64%
Ranked 55th.

Imports > Per capita 739,526.41 kWh per 1,000 people
Ranked 13th. 4 times more than United States
187,674.05 kWh per 1,000 people
Ranked 23th.

Imports per capita 718.68 kWh
Ranked 13th. 4 times more than United States
187.51 kWh
Ranked 23th.

Production from coal sources > % of total 17.36%
Ranked 38th.
50.4%
Ranked 16th. 3 times more than Italy

Production from oil sources > % of total 15.68%
Ranked 43th. 5 times more than United States
3.35%
Ranked 72nd.

Production from coal sources > Kwh > Per capita 874.55 kWh per capita
Ranked 34th.
7,118.73 kWh per capita
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than Italy

Production from nuclear sources > Kwh > Per capita 3.07 kWh per capita
Ranked 23th.
2,769.71 kWh per capita
Ranked 9th. 901 times more than Italy

Production from natural gas sources > Kwh > Per capita 2,230.71 kWh per capita
Ranked 19th.
2,491.19 kWh per capita
Ranked 16th. 12% more than Italy

Production from hydroelectric sources > Kwh > Per capita 680.84 kWh per capita
Ranked 37th.
923.25 kWh per capita
Ranked 27th. 36% more than Italy

Production from oil sources > Kwh > Per capita 789.77 kWh per capita
Ranked 16th. 67% more than United States
473.78 kWh per capita
Ranked 28th.

Exports per capita 57.34 kWh
Ranked 23th.
79.19 kWh
Ranked 22nd. 38% more than Italy

Production from coal sources > Kwh per capita 874.55 kWh
Ranked 34th.
7,139.4 kWh
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than Italy

Production from natural gas sources > Kwh 129.77 billion kWh
Ranked 5th.
731.55 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Italy

Production from coal sources > Kwh 50.88 billion kWh
Ranked 14th.
2.09 trillion kWh
Ranked 1st. 41 times more than Italy

From hydroelectric plants 18% of total installed capacity
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than United States
7.6% of total installed capacity
Ranked 104th.
Production from oil sources > Kwh 45.95 billion kWh
Ranked 6th.
139.13 billion kWh
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Italy

Exports > Per capita 59.01 kWh per capita
Ranked 22nd.
79.26 kWh per capita
Ranked 21st. 34% more than Italy

Production by source > Other 3%
Ranked 19th. 30% more than United States
2.3%
Ranked 24th.
Production from nuclear sources > % of total 0.09%
Ranked 23th.
19.61%
Ranked 19th. 218 times more than Italy

Production from hydroelectric sources > % of total 13.52%
Ranked 63th. 2 times more than United States
6.54%
Ranked 85th.

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; International Energy Agency (IEA Statistics \xA9 OECD/IEA, http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp), Energy Statistics and Balances of Non-OECD Countries, Energy Statistics of OECD Countries, and Energy Balances of OECD Countries.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Development Indicators database; World Development Indicators database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: List of countries by electricity consumption

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