Energy consumption in Finland

The most important measure in the energy balance of Finland is the total consumption of
79.07 billion kWh
per year. Per capita this is an average of 14,389 kWh.


Finland can partly provide itself with self-produced energy. The total production of all energy producing facilities is 65 bn kWh. Thats 82% 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.


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Energy Balance

 TotalFinland
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption79.07 bn kWh14,388.65 kWh5,412.25 kWh
Energy production65.17 bn kWh11,859.22 kWh5,831.12 kWh
Energy imports22.11 bn kWh4,023.44 kWh731.24 kWh
Energy exports3.16 bn kWh574.85 kWh719.23 kWh



Carbon footprint

TotalFinland
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
CO2 emissions in 201447.30 m t8.61 t5.40 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 1980 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 Finland
percentage
in Finland
percentage
in Europe
per capita
in Finland
per capita
in Europe
Fossil fuels61.90 bn kWh44,5 %48,9 %11,264.79 kWh7,994.86 kWh
Nuclear power24.07 bn kWh17,3 %7,2 %4,379.34 kWh1,185.87 kWh
Water power28.52 bn kWh20,5 %23,4 %5,189.40 kWh3,829.91 kWh
Renewable energy32.69 bn kWh23,5 %16,2 %5,948.82 kWh2,655.34 kWh
Total production capacity139.11 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %25,314.13 kWh16,362.15 kWh