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Top 10 countries: Installed capacity, generation and consumption [free access]

October 13, 2020

The top 10 countries (with the highest gross domestic product, GDP, in 2019) together had an installed generation capacity of 4,735 GW at the end of 2019. China accounted for the highest share of about 42 per cent, followed by the US with 26 per cent. The 10 countries together generated 16,906 TWh of electricity during 2019. Of the total, China contributed 43 per cent followed by the US and India at 25 per cent and 8 per cent respectively.

 

Table 1: Installed electricity capacity and generation by country, 2019 

 

Installed capacity (GW)

Generation (TWh)

Brazil

                                         170

                                       619

China

                                      2,010

                                    7,325

Canada

                                         149

                                       651

France

135

538

Germany

212

612

India

356

1,366

Italy

                                         116

                                       285

Japan

                                         260

                                       955

UK

                                           86

                                       322

USA

                                      1,239

                                    4,233

Total

                                      4,735

                                  16,906

Source: Global Transmission Research

 

In 2019, it has been estimated that around 16,129 TWh of electricity was consumed in the 10 countries. Of these, China accounted for the maximum share of electricity consumption at about 45 per cent and the UK accounted for the least share at about 1.9 per cent.

 

 

Figure 1: Electricity consumption by country, 2019 (TWh)

  

Source: Global Transmission Research