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Energy consumption in South Sudan

The most important measure in the energy balance of South Sudan is the total consumption of
391.80 m kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 35 kWh.


South Sudan can provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 413 m kWh, also 105% of own requirements. The rest of the self-produced energy is either exported into other countries or unused. Along with pure consumptions the production, imports and exports play an important role. Other energy sources such as natural gas or crude oil are also used.

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Energy Balance

ElectricitytotalSouth Sudan
per capita
USA
per capita
Own consumption391.80 m kWh35.00 kWh11,842.76 kWh
Production412.80 m kWh36.88 kWh12,428.52 kWh
Crude OilBarrel/daySouth Sudan
per capita
USA
per capita
Production150,200.00 bbl0.013 bbl0.033 bbl
Export147,300.00 bbl0.013 bbl0.004 bbl

Carbon footprint

CO2 emissions
in 2018
South Sudan
per capita
USA
per capita
total1.38 m t0.13 t15.12 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 2011 to 2018 in million tons

Carbon footprint South Sudan


Production capacities per energy source

The given production capacities for electric energy 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 South Sudan
percentage
in South Sudan
percentage
USA
per capita
in South Sudan
per capita
USA
Fossil fuels704.30 m kWh100,0 %70,0 %62.92 kWh20,230.06 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %9,0 %0.00 kWh2,601.01 kWh
Water power0.00 kWh0,0 %7,0 %0.00 kWh2,023.01 kWh
Renewable energy7.04 m kWh1,0 %14,0 %0.63 kWh4,046.01 kWh
Total production capacity704.30 m kWh-100,0 %62.92 kWh28,900.09 kWh
Actual total production412.80 m kWh58.6 %43.0 %36.88 kWh12,428.52 kWh

Note: The sum of each data in this table adds up to 101.00 percent and may not be accurate. Worlddata.info receives this data from the US Office of Public Affairs (CIA) and will not make any presumptuous changes to it.

Usage of renewable energies

Renewable energies include wind, solar, biomass and geothermal energy sources. This means all energy sources that renew themselves within a short time or are permanently available. Energy from hydropower is only partly a renewable energy. This is certainly the case with river or tidal power plants. Otherwise, numerous dams or reservoirs also produce mixed forms, e.g. by pumping water into their reservoirs at night and recovering energy from them during the day when there is an increased demand for electricity. Since it is not possible to clearly determine the amount of generated energy, all energies from hydropower are displayed separately.

In 2018, renewable energies accounted for around 33.2 percent of actual total consumption in South Sudan. The following chart shows the percentage share from 2011 to 2018:

Renewable energy South Sudan