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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 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 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 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 oil sources > Kwh: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Oil refers to crude oil and petroleum products.
  • 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 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.
  • Imports per capita: . Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • 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 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 hydroelectric sources > % of total: Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Hydropower refers to electricity produced by hydroelectric power plants.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
STAT Switzerland United Kingdom HISTORY
Consumption 60.42 billion kWh
Ranked 13th.
329.3 billion kWh
Ranked 7th. 5 times more than Switzerland

Consumption > Per capita 7,897.63 kWh per capita
Ranked 19th. 39% more than United Kingdom
5,689.72 kWh per capita
Ranked 29th.

Consumption per capita 7,425.27 kWh
Ranked 4th. 31% more than United Kingdom
5,670.09 kWh
Ranked 27th.

Exports 34.57 billion kWh
Ranked 4th. 20 times more than United Kingdom
1.75 billion kWh
Ranked 27th.

From nuclear fuels 18% of total installed capacity
Ranked 10th. 55% more than United Kingdom
11.6% of total installed capacity
Ranked 13th.

From other renewable sources 3% of total installed capacity
Ranked 51st.
8.3% of total installed capacity
Ranked 24th. 3 times more than Switzerland

Imports 32.25 billion kWh
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than United Kingdom
13.79 billion kWh
Ranked 11th.

Installed generating capacity 18.07 million kW
Ranked 31st.
93.45 million kW
Ranked 9th. 5 times more than Switzerland

Installed generating capacity per thousand people 2,309.29 kW
Ranked 20th. 54% more than United Kingdom
1,500.69 kW
Ranked 45th.

Production 60.18 billion kWh
Ranked 37th.
342.1 billion kWh
Ranked 10th. 6 times more than Switzerland

Production > KWh 66.46 billion
Ranked 36th.
392.28 billion
Ranked 11th. 6 times more than Switzerland

Production > KWh > Per capita 7,951.94 per capita
Ranked 16th. 33% more than United Kingdom
5,986.06 per capita
Ranked 26th.

Production > Per capita 8,545.72 kWh per capita
Ranked 17th. 40% more than United Kingdom
6,104.36 kWh per capita
Ranked 39th.

Production by source > Nuclear 37.1%
Ranked 9th. 57% more than United Kingdom
23.7%
Ranked 17th.
Production per capita 8,587.48 kWh
Ranked 2nd. 41% more than United Kingdom
6,083.3 kWh
Ranked 37th.

From fossil fuels 3.1% of total installed capacity
Ranked 175th.
75.4% of total installed capacity
Ranked 89th. 24 times more than Switzerland

Production by source > Fossil fuel 1.3%
Ranked 204th.
73.8%
Ranked 113th. 57 times more than Switzerland
Production from hydroelectric sources > Kwh per capita 4,566.94 kWh
Ranked 7th. 55 times more than United Kingdom
82.35 kWh
Ranked 82nd.

Production from hydroelectric sources > Kwh 33.75 billion kWh
Ranked 17th. 7 times more than United Kingdom
4.93 billion kWh
Ranked 56th.

Consumption > Date of > Information 2003 2003
Production by source > Hydro 59.5%
Ranked 42nd. 66 times more than United Kingdom
0.9%
Ranked 133th.
Production from natural gas sources > Kwh per capita 127.21 kWh
Ranked 74th.
2,665.87 kWh
Ranked 15th. 21 times more than Switzerland

Production from coal sources > Kwh 1,000,000 kWh
Ranked 67th.
133.94 billion kWh
Ranked 11th. 133941 times more than Switzerland

Production from natural gas sources > % of total 1.48%
Ranked 85th.
40.59%
Ranked 35th. 27 times more than Switzerland

Production from natural gas sources > Kwh 940 million kWh
Ranked 79th.
159.6 billion kWh
Ranked 4th. 170 times more than Switzerland

Production from oil sources > Kwh 210 million kWh
Ranked 94th.
4.92 billion kWh
Ranked 38th. 23 times more than Switzerland

Production by source > Other 2%
Ranked 25th. 25% more than United Kingdom
1.6%
Ranked 31st.
Production from coal sources > % of total 0.02%
Ranked 68th.
34.06%
Ranked 24th. 1703 times more than Switzerland

Imports per capita 6,715.02 kWh
Ranked 1st. 34 times more than United Kingdom
200.18 kWh
Ranked 22nd.

Production from nuclear sources > % of total 42.4%
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than United Kingdom
20.35%
Ranked 18th.

Production from oil sources > % of total 0.33%
Ranked 109th.
1.25%
Ranked 96th. 4 times more than Switzerland

Production from coal sources > Kwh > Per capita 0.142 kWh per capita
Ranked 67th.
2,238.53 kWh per capita
Ranked 19th. 15764 times more than Switzerland

Production from nuclear sources > Kwh > Per capita 3,648.11 kWh per capita
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
1,337.01 kWh per capita
Ranked 18th.

Production from natural gas sources > Kwh > Per capita 127.21 kWh per capita
Ranked 74th.
2,667.37 kWh per capita
Ranked 15th. 21 times more than Switzerland

Production from hydroelectric sources > Kwh > Per capita 4,566.97 kWh per capita
Ranked 7th. 55 times more than United Kingdom
82.39 kWh per capita
Ranked 83th.

Production from oil sources > Kwh > Per capita 28.42 kWh per capita
Ranked 92nd.
82.14 kWh per capita
Ranked 72nd. 3 times more than Switzerland

Exports per capita 6,999.12 kWh
Ranked 1st. 338 times more than United Kingdom
20.72 kWh
Ranked 24th.

Production from hydroelectric sources > % of total 53.08%
Ranked 35th. 42 times more than United Kingdom
1.25%
Ranked 100th.

Production from coal sources > Kwh per capita 0.142 kWh
Ranked 66th.
2,237.28 kWh
Ranked 19th. 15752 times more than Switzerland

Production from oil sources > Kwh per capita 28.42 kWh
Ranked 92nd.
82.1 kWh
Ranked 72nd. 3 times more than Switzerland

From hydroelectric plants 65.9% of total installed capacity
Ranked 25th. 37 times more than United Kingdom
1.8% of total installed capacity
Ranked 119th.

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. 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.; World Development Indicators database; Wikipedia: List of countries by electricity consumption

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