Energy consumption in Liechtenstein

The most important measure in the energy balance of Liechtenstein is the total consumption of
393.60 million kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 10,353 kWh.


Liechtenstein can partly provide itself with self-produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 68 m kWh. That is 17% 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

ElectricitytotalLiechtenstein
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption393.60 m kWh10,352.72 kWh5,511.05 kWh
Production68.43 m kWh1,799.89 kWh5,925.27 kWh
Import325.20 m kWh8,553.62 kWh729.94 kWh



Carbon footprint

CO2 emissions in 2016Liechtenstein
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
total51,338.00 t1.36 t6.47 t
› of which natural gas51,338.00 t1.36 t1.58 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 2007 to 2016 in million tons

Carbon footprint Liechtenstein

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 63.1 percent of actual total consumption in Liechtenstein. The following chart shows the percentage share from 2007 to 2015:

Renewable energy Liechtenstein