Energy consumption in East Timor

The most important measure in the energy balance of East Timor is the total consumption of
125.30 million kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 99 kWh.


East Timor can provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 349 m kWh, also 279% 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

ElectricitytotalTimor-Leste
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption125.30 m kWh98.76 kWh5,412.25 kWh
Production349.40 m kWh275.41 kWh5,831.12 kWh
Crude OilBarrel
Timor-Leste
per capita

Compared to Europe
per capita
Production49,240.00 bbl0.039 bbl0.005 bbl
Export74,230.00 bbl0.059 bbl0.004 bbl
Natural GasCubic meters
Timor-Leste
per capita

Compared to Europe
per capita
Production7.70 bn m³6,069.34 m³445.87 m³
Export7.70 bn m³6,069.34 m³388.47 m³



Carbon footprint

totalTimor-Leste
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
CO2 emissions in 2014469,376.00 t0.37 t5.40 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 2002 to 2014 in million tons





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 18.2 percent of actual total consumption .inCountry().. The following chart shows the percentage share from 2002 to 2015: