Energy consumption in Kyrgyzstan

The most important measure in the energy balance of Kyrgyzstan is the total consumption of
10.52 billion kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 1,629 kWh.


Kyrgyzstan could provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 13 bn kWh, which is 124% of the countries own usage. Despite this, Kyrgyzstan 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

ElectricitytotalKyrgyzstan
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption10.52 bn kWh1,629.26 kWh5,511.05 kWh
Production13.04 bn kWh2,019.54 kWh5,925.27 kWh
Import331.00 m kWh51.26 kWh729.94 kWh
Export184.00 m kWh28.50 kWh707.85 kWh
Crude OilBarrel
Kyrgyzstan
per capita

Compared to Europe
per capita
Production1,000.00 bbl0.000 bbl0.005 bbl
Import4,480.00 bbl0.001 bbl0.020 bbl
Natural GasCubic meters
Kyrgyzstan
per capita

Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption186.90 m m³28.95 m³903.40 m³
Production28.32 m m³4.39 m³456.61 m³
Import169.90 m m³26.31 m³854.09 m³



Carbon footprint

CO2 emissions in 2016Kyrgyzstan
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
total9.79 m t1.61 t6.47 t
› of which diesel + gasoline5.12 m t0.84 t2.74 t
› of which natural gas546,383.00 t0.09 t1.58 t
› of which coal3.48 m t0.57 t2.00 t
› other sources641,725.00 t0.11 t0.15 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 1992 to 2016 in million tons

Carbon footprint Kyrgyzstan


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 Kyrgyzstan
percentage
in Kyrgyzstan
percentage
in Europe
per capita
in Kyrgyzstan
per capita
in Europe
Fossil fuels8.51 bn kWh24,0 %49,2 %1,317.40 kWh8,115.37 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %7,0 %0.00 kWh1,154.29 kWh
Water power26.94 bn kWh76,0 %24,1 %4,171.76 kWh3,977.20 kWh
Renewable energy0.00 kWh0,0 %19,7 %0.00 kWh3,274.42 kWh
Total production capacity35.44 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %5,489.16 kWh16,489.87 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 23.3 percent of actual total consumption in Kyrgyzstan. The following chart shows the percentage share from 1990 to 2015:

Renewable energy Kyrgyzstan