Electricity: Consumption

Electricity consumption worldwide has grown rapidly, a phenomenon that is mainly due to an increased use of this form of energy in newly industrialised or developing countries.
Over the years, not only has the amount of electricity consumption and its geographical distribution changed but also the impact of the various primary sources on the production of electricity. Globally, we have seen an increase in the use of natural gas and more modern renewable sources, in comparison with a sharp drop in oil. Global efforts to address climate change are leading to the rapid electrification of multiple end-users, from transport to industry, resulting in a radical transformation of power systems worldwide. The endless uses in all economic sectors have made electricity irreplaceable, as well as the fastest growing source of final energy demand.

Electricity Consumption Mix Details
  • EIA (US Energy Information Administration), International Energy Statistics [Last accessed 23 February 2022];
  • IEA (International Energy Agency), World Energy Balances 2022;
  • National Sources;