Energy for electricity by country

Every country gets the energy for electricity from different primary fuels and primary energy flows. Click on different countries and different years to see how electricity generation changes by location and with time.

Figure 1. High voltage power lines transport electricity with little energy losses.[1]

The electrical grid is important for transmitting this electrical energy to homes for people to enjoy a high quality of life in our high energy society. Figure 1 shows high voltage power lines that transmit electricity long distances.

Electrical energy use is growing faster than primary energy use or population because electricity is such a flexible energy currency that provides so many energy services (like powering technology).[2]

Electricity is only part of the end use energy that consumers use. To explore how different countries use electricity compared to other energy uses, please click here.

See Also


  1. Pixabay [Online], Available:
  2. "Energy Currencies - Energy British Columbia",, 2018. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 15- Jun- 2018].