Energy consumption in Yemen

The most important measure in the energy balance of Yemen is the total consumption of
3.68 billion kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 126 kWh.


Yemen can provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 5 bn kWh, also 130% 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

ElectricitytotalYemen
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption3.68 bn kWh126.23 kWh5,511.05 kWh
Production4.78 bn kWh164.05 kWh5,925.27 kWh
Crude OilBarrel
Yemen
per capita

Compared to Europe
per capita
Production61,000.00 bbl0.002 bbl0.005 bbl
Export8,990.00 bbl0.000 bbl0.004 bbl
Natural GasCubic meters
Yemen
per capita

Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption481.40 m m³16.51 m³903.40 m³
Production481.40 m m³16.51 m³456.61 m³



Carbon footprint

CO2 emissions in 2016Yemen
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
total10.61 m t0.39 t6.47 t
› of which diesel + gasoline8.10 m t0.30 t2.74 t
› of which natural gas986,423.00 t0.04 t1.58 t
› of which coal322,696.00 t0.01 t2.00 t
› other sources1.20 m t0.04 t0.15 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 1979 to 2016 in million tons

Carbon footprint Yemen


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 Yemen
percentage
in Yemen
percentage
in Europe
per capita
in Yemen
per capita
in Europe
Fossil fuels12.59 bn kWh79,0 %49,2 %431.67 kWh8,115.37 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %7,0 %0.00 kWh1,154.29 kWh
Water power0.00 kWh0,0 %24,1 %0.00 kWh3,977.20 kWh
Renewable energy3.35 bn kWh21,0 %19,7 %114.75 kWh3,274.42 kWh
Total production capacity15.93 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %546.41 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 2.3 percent of actual total consumption in Yemen. The following chart shows the percentage share from 1990 to 2015:

Renewable energy Yemen