Energy consumption in the Republic of the Congo

The most important measure in the energy balance of the Republic of the Congo is the total consumption of

900.50 million kWh

per year. Per capita this is an average of 176 kWh.


Republic of the Congo could provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all energy producing facilities is 2 bn kWh. Thats 186% of the countries own usage. Despite this Republic of the Congo trades its energy with foreign countries. Along with pure consumptions the production, imports and exports play an important role.


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Energy Balance

 TotalRepublic of the Congo
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption900.50 m kWh175.68 kWh5,411.01 kWh
Energy production1.68 bn kWh326.97 kWh5,829.79 kWh
Energy imports18.00 m kWh3.51 kWh731.07 kWh
Energy exports22.00 m kWh4.29 kWh719.07 kWh



Carbon footprint

TotalRepublic of the Congo
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
CO2 emissions in 20143.09 m t0.60 t5.40 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 1992 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 the Republic of the Congo
percentage
in the Republic of the Congo
percentage
in Europe
per capita
in the Republic of the Congo
per capita
in Europe
Fossil fuels2.95 bn kWh61,7 %48,9 %574.68 kWh7,993.04 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %7,2 %0.00 kWh1,185.60 kWh
Water power1.83 bn kWh38,3 %23,4 %356.73 kWh3,829.04 kWh
Renewable energy0.00 kWh0,0 %16,2 %0.00 kWh2,654.74 kWh
Other energy sources0.00 kWh0,0 %4,3 %0.00 kWh696.01 kWh
Total production capacity4.77 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %931.40 kWh16,358.42 kWh