Energy consumption in Tunisia

The most important measure in the energy balance of Tunisia is the total consumption of
15.12 billion kWh
per year. Per capita this is an average of 1,326 kWh.


Tunisia could provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all energy producing facilities is 18 bn kWh. Thats 122% of the countries own usage. Despite this Tunisia 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

 TotalTunisia
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption15.12 bn kWh1,325.94 kWh5,412.25 kWh
Energy production18.39 bn kWh1,612.70 kWh5,831.12 kWh
Energy imports403.00 m kWh35.34 kWh731.24 kWh
Energy exports500.00 m kWh43.85 kWh719.23 kWh



Carbon footprint

TotalTunisia
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
CO2 emissions in 201428.83 m t2.53 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 Tunisia
percentage
in Tunisia
percentage
in Europe
per capita
in Tunisia
per capita
in Europe
Fossil fuels41.14 bn kWh93,4 %48,9 %3,607.59 kWh7,994.86 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %7,2 %0.00 kWh1,185.87 kWh
Water power572.59 m kWh1,3 %23,4 %50.21 kWh3,829.91 kWh
Renewable energy2.47 bn kWh5,6 %16,2 %216.30 kWh2,655.34 kWh
Total production capacity44.05 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %3,862.52 kWh16,362.15 kWh