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Energy consumption in Dominica

The most important measure in the energy balance of Dominica is the total consumption of
103.60 m kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 1,439 kWh.


Dominica can provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 111 m kWh, also 108% 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

ElectricitytotalDominica
per capita
USA
per capita
Own consumption103.60 m kWh1,439.07 kWh11,842.76 kWh
Production111.40 m kWh1,547.42 kWh12,428.52 kWh

Carbon footprint

CO2 emissions
in 2018
Dominica
per capita
USA
per capita
total180,000.00 t2.51 t15.12 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 1979 to 2018 in million tons

Carbon footprint Dominica


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 Dominica
percentage
in Dominica
percentage
USA
per capita
in Dominica
per capita
USA
Fossil fuels175.34 m kWh72,0 %70,0 %2,435.58 kWh20,230.06 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %9,0 %0.00 kWh2,601.01 kWh
Water power60.88 m kWh25,0 %7,0 %845.69 kWh2,023.01 kWh
Renewable energy7.31 m kWh3,0 %14,0 %101.48 kWh4,046.01 kWh
Total production capacity243.53 m kWh100,0 %100,0 %3,382.76 kWh28,900.09 kWh
Actual total production111.40 m kWh45.7 %43.0 %1,547.42 kWh12,428.52 kWh

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 8.2 percent of actual total consumption in Dominica. The following chart shows the percentage share from 1990 to 2018:

Renewable energy Dominica