Energy consumption on the Cook Islands

The most important measure in the energy balance of the Cook Islands is the total consumption of
31.62 million kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 3,688 kWh.


The Cook Islands can provide themselves completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 34 m kWh, also 108% of own requirements. The rest of the self-produced energy is either exported into other countries or unused. 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

ElectricitytotalCook Islands
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
Own consumption31.62 m kWh3,687.89 kWh5,518.12 kWh
Production34.00 m kWh3,965.48 kWh5,932.87 kWh



Carbon footprint

CO2 emissionsCook Islands
per capita
Compared to Europe
per capita
total88,810.00 t10.36 t7.05 t



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
on the Cook Islands
percentage
on the Cook Islands
percentage
in Europe
per capita
on the Cook Islands
per capita
in Europe
Fossil fuels96.89 m kWh79,0 %49,2 %11,299.93 kWh8,125.79 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %7,0 %0.00 kWh1,155.77 kWh
Water power0.00 kWh0,0 %24,1 %0.00 kWh3,982.30 kWh
Renewable energy25.75 m kWh21,0 %19,7 %3,003.78 kWh3,278.62 kWh
Total production capacity122.64 m kWh100,0 %100,0 %14,303.71 kWh16,511.03 kWh