Energy consumption in Azerbaijan

The most important measure in the energy balance of Azerbaijan is the total consumption of
20.24 billion kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 2,036 kWh.


Azerbaijan could provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 24 bn kWh, which is 116% of the countries own usage. Despite this, Azerbaijan is trading energy with foreign countries. 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

ElectricitytotalAzerbaijan
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption20.24 bn kWh2,036.26 kWh5,518.12 kWh
Production23.57 bn kWh2,371.28 kWh5,932.87 kWh
Import114.00 m kWh11.47 kWh730.87 kWh
Export265.00 m kWh26.66 kWh708.76 kWh
Crude OilBarrel
Azerbaijan
per capita

Compared to Europe
per capita
Production798,000.00 bbl0.080 bbl0.005 bbl
Export718,800.00 bbl0.072 bbl0.004 bbl
Natural GasCubic meters
Azerbaijan
per capita

Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption10.34 bn m³1,040.26 m³904.56 m³
Production16.96 bn m³1,706.27 m³457.19 m³
Import2.10 bn m³210.77 m³855.18 m³
Export8.04 bn m³809.07 m³399.27 m³



Carbon footprint

CO2 emissions in 2014Azerbaijan
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
total37.49 m t3.93 t7.31 t
› of which diesel + gasoline11.64 m t1.22 t3.02 t
› of which natural gas21.20 m t2.22 t1.77 t
› of which coal7,334.00 t0.00 t2.33 t
› other sources4.64 m t0.49 t0.19 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 1992 to 2014 in million tons

Carbon footprint Azerbaijan


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 Azerbaijan
percentage
in Azerbaijan
percentage
in Europe
per capita
in Azerbaijan
per capita
in Europe
Fossil fuels57.95 bn kWh84,0 %49,2 %5,830.58 kWh8,125.79 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %7,0 %0.00 kWh1,155.77 kWh
Water power9.66 bn kWh14,0 %24,1 %971.76 kWh3,982.30 kWh
Renewable energy1.38 bn kWh2,0 %19,7 %138.82 kWh3,278.62 kWh
Total production capacity68.99 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %6,941.16 kWh16,511.03 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 2015, renewable energies accounted for around 2.3 percent of actual total consumption in Azerbaijan. The following chart shows the percentage share from 1990 to 2015:

Renewable energy Azerbaijan