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Energy consumption in Andorra

The most important measure in the energy balance of Andorra is the total consumption of
221.60 m kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 2,868 kWh.


Andorra can partly provide itself with self-produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 99 m kWh. That is 45% of the countries own usage. The rest of the needed energy is imported from 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

ElectricitytotalAndorra
per capita
USA
per capita
Own consumption221.60 m kWh2,868.05 kWh11,842.76 kWh
Production99.48 m kWh1,287.52 kWh12,428.52 kWh
Import471.30 m kWh6,099.79 kWh220.71 kWh
Export6,000.00 kWh0.08 kWh29.42 kWh

Carbon footprint

CO2 emissions
in 2018
Andorra
per capita
USA
per capita
total460,000.00 t5.97 t15.12 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 1990 to 2018 in million tons

Carbon footprint Andorra


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 Andorra
percentage
in Andorra
percentage
USA
per capita
in Andorra
per capita
USA
Fossil fuels2.78 bn kWh61,0 %70,0 %35,962.88 kWh20,230.06 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %9,0 %0.00 kWh2,601.01 kWh
Water power1.05 bn kWh23,0 %7,0 %13,559.77 kWh2,023.01 kWh
Renewable energy683.28 m kWh15,0 %14,0 %8,843.33 kWh4,046.01 kWh
Other energy sources45.55 m kWh1,0 %0,0 %589.56 kWh0.00 kWh
Total production capacity4.56 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %58,955.54 kWh28,900.09 kWh
Actual total production99.48 m kWh2.2 %43.0 %1,287.52 kWh12,428.52 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 2018, renewable energies accounted for around 18.5 percent of actual total consumption in Andorra. The following chart shows the percentage share from 1990 to 2018:

Renewable energy Andorra