Energy consumption in Botswana

The most important measure in the energy balance of Botswana is the total consumption of
3.72 billion kWh
per year. Per capita this is an average of 1,654 kWh.


Botswana can partly provide itself with self-produced energy. The total production of all energy producing facilities is 3 bn kWh. Thats 75% of the countries own usage. The rest of the needed energy is imported from foreign countries. Along with pure consumptions the production, imports and exports play an important role.


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Energy Balance

 TotalBotswana
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption3.72 bn kWh1,654.03 kWh5,412.25 kWh
Energy production2.79 bn kWh1,239.41 kWh5,831.12 kWh
Energy imports1.47 bn kWh652.37 kWh731.24 kWh



Carbon footprint

TotalBotswana
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
CO2 emissions in 20147.03 m t3.13 t5.40 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 1980 to 2014 in million tons





Production capacities per energy source

The given production capacities have a theoretical value, which could only be obtainable under ideal conditions. They are measuring the generatable amount of energy, that would be reached under permanent and full use of all capacities of all power plants. In practice this isn't possible, because e.g. solar collectors are less efficient unter clouds. Also wind- and water-power plants are not always operating under full load. All these values are only useful in relation to other energy sources or countries.

Energy sourceTotal
in Botswana
percentage
in Botswana
percentage
in Europe
per capita
in Botswana
per capita
in Europe
Fossil fuels1.16 bn kWh98,5 %48,9 %513.82 kWh7,994.86 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %7,2 %0.00 kWh1,185.87 kWh
Water power0.00 kWh0,0 %23,4 %0.00 kWh3,829.91 kWh
Renewable energy17.61 m kWh1,5 %16,2 %7.82 kWh2,655.34 kWh
Other energy sources0.00 kWh0,0 %4,3 %0.00 kWh696.17 kWh
Total production capacity1.17 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %521.65 kWh16,362.15 kWh