Energy consumption in Lebanon

The most important measure in the energy balance of Lebanon is the total consumption of

15.66 billion kWh

per year. Per capita this is an average of 2,607 kWh.


Lebanon can provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all energy producing facilities is 17 bn kWh, also 111% des Eigenbedarfs. The rest of the self-produced energy is either exportet into other countries or unused. Along with pure consumptions the production, imports and exports play an important role.


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Energy Balance

 TotalLebanon
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption15.66 bn kWh2,607.10 kWh5,411.01 kWh
Energy production17.32 bn kWh2,883.46 kWh5,829.79 kWh
Energy imports268.00 m kWh44.62 kWh731.07 kWh



Carbon footprint

TotalLebanon
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
CO2 emissions in 201424.07 m t4.01 t5.40 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 1992 to 2014 in million tons





Production capacities per energy source

The given production capacities 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 Lebanon
percentage
in Lebanon
percentage
in Europe
per capita
in Lebanon
per capita
in Europe
Fossil fuels17.85 bn kWh87,2 %48,9 %2,971.98 kWh7,993.04 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %7,2 %0.00 kWh1,185.60 kWh
Water power2.50 bn kWh12,2 %23,4 %415.80 kWh3,829.04 kWh
Renewable energy184.25 m kWh0,9 %16,2 %30.67 kWh2,654.74 kWh
Total production capacity20.47 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %3,408.23 kWh16,358.42 kWh