In 2008, Burkina Faso produced 0 quadrillion BTUs (QBTUs) of primary energy, an increase of 0 QBTUs over the prior year and a compound growth rate of 5.66% over a 5 year period.
Primary energy consumption meanwhile increased by 1.59% over the prior year to 0.02 QBTUs, equating to 1.36 million BTUs per capita which places Burkina Faso into the 97th percentile of countries worldwide for per capita primary energy consumption.
Burkina Faso’s total electricity capacity has increased on an annual compound basis by 7.01% over the last 20 years to 252 megawatts (MW) in 2008. In the last year, the total installed capacity base increased by 3 megawatts (+1.2%) with the largest source of new capacity being Conventional Thermal (+3 megawatts).
Total renewable energy capacity accounts for 12.7% of this total installed capacity base whilst renewable energy sources excluding hydropower account for 0%.
Conventional Thermal experienced the fastest capacity growth rate (1.38%) in the last year whilst Conventional Thermal Energy added the most capacity in the last 5 years, reaching 220 MW in 2008.
Total electricity generation meanwhile climbed 1.29% over the last year to 0.59 billion kilowatthours (bn kWh) in 2008 with the largest source for electricity generation being Conventional Thermal (77.15% of total net generation).
Conventional sources including conventional thermal (coal, petroleum, gas), nuclear power and hydro pumped storage accounted for 77.15% of total electricity generated, up from 78.73% 5 years previously.
In 2009, Burkina Faso had a net import requirement of 0.14 billion kilowatthours which had grown by 2.96% on an annual compound basis over the prior 5 years. There were no exports of electricity.
Conventional Energy sources represented 87.3% of total installed capacity in Burkina Faso in 2008, an increase of 2.33 percentage points over a 5 year period.
Conventional thermal energy had an installed capacity base of 220 MW in 2008, a change of 3 MW over the previous year and a 3.98% change on a compound basis over a 5 year period. Conventional thermal energy has seen its share of total installed capacity increase from 84.98% in 2004 to 87.3% in 2008. Conventional Thermal Energy generated 0.45 billion kilowatthours of electricity in 2008, equating to 2.07 billion kilowatthours of electricity per million kilowatts of capacity.
Renewable Energy sources represented 12.7% of total installed capacity in Burkina Faso in 2008, a decrease of -2.33 percentage points over a 5 year period.
This renewable energy capacity generated 0.13 billion kilowatthours of electricity (22.85% of the total), primarily from Hydroelectricity (100% of the 0.13 bn kWh generated).
Hydroelectricity had an installed capacity base of 32 MW in 2008, a change of 0 MW over the previous year. It’s share of total installed capacity decreased from 15.02% in 2004 to 12.7% in 2008 and it’s share of renewable installed capacity remained unchanged at 100% in 2008.
Hydroelectricity generated 0.13 billion kilowatthours of electricity in 2008, equating to 22.85% of the total electricity generated. This is equivalent to 4.21 billion kilowatthours of electricity per million kilowatts of capacity, which was the highest ratio amongst renewable energy sources.
Burkina Faso has 0.14% of the total regional capacity for Hydroelectricity and ranks at #132 in the world for Hydroelectricity installed capacity. There was no Wind Energy capacity in Burkina Faso.
In 2008, total carbon dioxide emissions in Burkina Faso reached 1.38 million Metric Tonnes (mn MT), a compound increase of 3.59% over a 5 year period. Burkina Faso’s total represented 0.12% of total regional emissions and 0% of total world emissions.
On a per capita basis meanwhile, Burkina Faso ranked at #196 worldwide, with per capita emissions falling on 2007 by 0 metric tonnes to 0.09 metric tonnes.