Energy consumption in Belarus

The most important measure in the energy balance of Belarus is the total consumption of
31.75 billion kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 3,342 kWh.


Belarus could provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 32 bn kWh, which is 101% of the countries own usage. Despite this, Belarus 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

ElectricityTotalBelarus
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption31.75 bn kWh3,341.57 kWh5,412.25 kWh
Production32.04 bn kWh3,372.09 kWh5,831.12 kWh
Import6.10 bn kWh642.42 kWh731.24 kWh
Export3.48 bn kWh366.47 kWh719.23 kWh
Crude OilBarrel
Belarus
per capita

Compared to Europe
per capita
Production32,670.00 bbl0.003 bbl0.005 bbl
Import450,200.00 bbl0.047 bbl0.019 bbl
Export31,770.00 bbl0.003 bbl0.004 bbl
Natural GasCubic meters
Belarus
per capita

Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption26.50 bn m³2,789.02 m³1,164.59 m³
Production30.00 m m³3.16 m³445.87 m³
Import17.30 bn m³1,820.76 m³759.89 m³



Carbon footprint

TotalBelarus
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
CO2 emissions in 201463.50 m t6.68 t5.40 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 1992 to 2014 in million tons





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 Belarus
percentage
in Belarus
percentage
in Europe
per capita
in Belarus
per capita
in Europe
Fossil fuels87.59 bn kWh99,2 %48,9 %9,218.97 kWh7,994.86 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %7,2 %0.00 kWh1,185.87 kWh
Water power353.20 m kWh0,4 %23,4 %37.17 kWh3,829.91 kWh
Renewable energy794.71 m kWh0,9 %16,2 %83.64 kWh2,655.34 kWh
Total production capacity88.30 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %9,293.32 kWh16,362.15 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 34.4 percent of actual total consumption .inCountry().. The following chart shows the percentage share from 1990 to 2015: