Worlddata.info
Natural gas and oil on the Virgin Islands

Energy consumption on the Virgin Islands

The most important figure in the energy balance of the Virgin Islands is the total consumption of
654.70 million kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 6,184 kWh.

The Virgin Islands can completely be self-sufficient with domestically produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 704 m kWh, also 108 percent of own requirements. The rest of the domestically produced energy is either exported into other countries or unused. Along with pure consumption, the production, imports and exports play an important role. Other energy sources, such as natural gas or crude oil are also used.

Back to overview: Virgin Islands

Energy Balance

ElectricitytotalVirgin Islands
per capita
USA
per capita
Own consumption654.70 m kWh6,184.00 kWh11,756.77 kWh
Production704.00 m kWh6,649.66 kWh12,338.29 kWh

100.0% of the country's population (as of 2020) has access to electricity.

CO₂ emissions

CO₂ emissions
Virgin Islands
per capita
USA
per capita
total2.76 m t26.11 t15.08 t



Production capacities per energy source

The given production capacities for electric energy have a theoretical value, which can only be obtained 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 under 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
on the Virgin Islands
Percentage
on the Virgin Islands
Percentage
USA
per capita
on the Virgin Islands
per capita
USA
Fossil fuels2.79 bn kWh98,0 %70,0 %26,353.64 kWh20,083.19 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %9,0 %0.00 kWh2,582.12 kWh
Water power0.00 kWh0,0 %7,0 %0.00 kWh2,008.32 kWh
Renewable energy56.94 m kWh2,0 %14,0 %537.83 kWh4,016.64 kWh
Total production capacity2.85 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %26,891.47 kWh28,690.27 kWh
Actual total production704.00 m kWh24.7 %43.0 %6,649.66 kWh12,338.29 kWh

Usage of renewable energies

Renewable energy includes 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 energy from hydropower is displayed separately.

In 2019, renewable energy accounted for around 3.7 percent of actual total consumption on the Virgin Islands. The following chart shows the percentage share from 1990 to 2019:

Renewable energy Virgin Islands
Methane and CO₂ emissions worldwideGreenhouse gases emissions by countryMethane and CO₂ are the main greenhouse gases. This list names the biggest polluters by country.
Climate changes by continentsGlobal warming by continentsAvg. temperatures from 1950 to 2023. Increased in Europe and North America - Antarctic colder again.
Portugal: TimezonesTimezones and time changes in PortugalThe two timezones AZOT and WET in Portugal (UTC-1 and UTC+0)