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Energy consumption in the Kosovo

The most important figure in the energy balance of the Kosovo is the total consumption of
3.96 billion kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 2,216 kWh.

The Kosovo could be self-sufficient with domestically produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is six bn kWh, which is 142 percent of the country's own usage. Despite this, the Kosovo trades energy with foreign countries. Along with pure consumption, 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

ElectricitytotalKosovo
per capita
USA
per capita
Own consumption3.96 bn kWh2,215.52 kWh11,756.77 kWh
Production5.64 bn kWh3,156.71 kWh12,338.29 kWh
Import557.00 m kWh311.86 kWh219.11 kWh
Export885.70 m kWh495.90 kWh29.21 kWh

100.0% of the country's population (as of 2019) has access to electricity.

CO₂ emissions

CO₂ emissions
in 2016
Kosovo
per capita
USA
per capita
total8.94 m t5.03 t15.15 t
› of which diesel + gasoline1.91 m t1.08 t6.58 t
› of which coal6.67 m t3.75 t4.10 t
› other sources355,699.00 t0.20 t4.47 t


Development of CO₂ emissions from 2010 to 2016 in million tons
See also: CO₂ equivalents by country

CO₂ emissions Kosovo


Production capacities per energy source

The given production capacities for electric energy have a theoretical value, which can only be obtained 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 under 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 the Kosovo
Percentage
in the Kosovo
Percentage
USA
per capita
in the Kosovo
per capita
USA
Fossil fuels13.37 bn kWh97,0 %70,0 %7,483.66 kWh20,083.19 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %9,0 %0.00 kWh2,582.12 kWh
Water power413.38 m kWh3,0 %7,0 %231.45 kWh2,008.32 kWh
Renewable energy137.79 m kWh1,0 %14,0 %77.15 kWh4,016.64 kWh
Total production capacity13.78 bn kWh-100,0 %7,715.11 kWh28,690.27 kWh
Actual total production5.64 bn kWh40.9 %43.0 %3,156.71 kWh12,338.29 kWh

Note: The sum of each data in this table adds up to 101.00 percent and may not be accurate. Worlddata.info receives this data from the US Office of Public Affairs (CIA) and will not make any presumptuous changes to it.

Usage of renewable energies

Renewable energy includes 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 energy from hydropower is displayed separately.

In 2019, renewable energy accounted for around 26.1 percent of actual total consumption in the Kosovo. The following chart shows the percentage share from 2000 to 2019:

Renewable energy Kosovo
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