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Energy consumption in North Macedonia

The most important figure in the energy balance of North Macedonia is the total consumption of
6.42 billion kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 3,109 kWh.

North Macedonia can partly be self-sufficient with domestically produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is five bn kWh. That is 84 percent of the country's own usage. The rest of the needed energy is imported from 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

ElectricitytotalNorth Macedonia
per capita
USA
per capita
Own consumption6.42 bn kWh3,108.82 kWh11,756.77 kWh
Production5.40 bn kWh2,612.96 kWh12,338.29 kWh
Import2.19 bn kWh1,060.97 kWh219.11 kWh
Export58.50 m kWh28.33 kWh29.21 kWh

100.0% of the country's population (as of 2020) has access to electricity.

CO₂ emissions

CO₂ emissions
in 2019
North Macedonia
per capita
USA
per capita
total8.30 m t4.00 t14.67 t


Development of CO₂ emissions from 1990 to 2019 in million tons
See also: CO₂ equivalents by country

CO₂ emissions North Macedonia


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 North Macedonia
Percentage
in North Macedonia
Percentage
USA
per capita
in North Macedonia
per capita
USA
Fossil fuels9.61 bn kWh60,0 %70,0 %4,652.56 kWh20,083.19 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %9,0 %0.00 kWh2,582.12 kWh
Water power5.92 bn kWh37,0 %7,0 %2,869.08 kWh2,008.32 kWh
Renewable energy480.40 m kWh3,0 %14,0 %232.63 kWh4,016.64 kWh
Total production capacity16.01 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %7,754.27 kWh28,690.27 kWh
Actual total production5.40 bn kWh33.7 %43.0 %2,612.96 kWh12,338.29 kWh

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 16.3 percent of actual total consumption in North Macedonia. The following chart shows the percentage share from 1990 to 2019:

Renewable energy North Macedonia
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