In 2008, Equatorial Guinea produced 0.93 quadrillion BTUs (QBTUs) of primary energy, an increase of 0.1 QBTUs over the prior year and a compound growth rate of 4.64% over a 5 year period.
Primary energy consumption meanwhile increased by 1.87% over the prior year to 0.06 QBTUs, equating to 90.38 million BTUs per capita which places Equatorial Guinea into the 35th percentile of countries worldwide for per capita primary energy consumption.
Equatorial Guinea’s total electricity capacity has increased on an annual compound basis by 9.55% over the last 20 years to 31 megawatts (MW) in 2008. In the last year, the total installed capacity base neither increased nor decreased.
Total renewable energy capacity accounts for 3.23% of this total installed capacity base whilst renewable energy sources excluding hydropower account for 0%.
Total capacity did not increase in the last year whilst Conventional Thermal Energy added the most capacity in the last 5 years, reaching 30 MW in 2008.
Total electricity generation meanwhile climbed 2.22% over the last year to 0.09 billion kilowatthours (bn kWh) in 2008 with the largest source for electricity generation being Conventional Thermal (97.83% of total net generation).
Conventional sources including conventional thermal (coal, petroleum, gas), nuclear power and hydro pumped storage accounted for 97.83% of total electricity generated, up from 91.25% 5 years previously.
In 2009, Equatorial Guinea had a zero balance net import requirement. There were no exports of electricity. Conventional Energy sources represented 96.77% of total installed capacity in Equatorial Guinea in 2008, an increase of 9.82 percentage points over a 5 year period.
Conventional thermal energy had an installed capacity base of 30 MW in 2008, a change of 0 MW over the previous year and a 8.45% change on a compound basis over a 5 year period. Conventional thermal energy has seen its share of total installed capacity increase from 86.96% in 2004 to 96.77% in 2008. Conventional Thermal Energy generated 0.09 billion kilowatthours of electricity in 2008, equating to 3 billion kilowatthours of electricity per million kilowatts of capacity.
Renewable Energy sources represented 3.23% of total installed capacity in Equatorial Guinea in 2008, a decrease of -9.82 percentage points over a 5 year period.
This renewable energy capacity generated 0 billion kilowatthours of electricity (2.17% of the total), primarily from Hydroelectricity (100% of the 0 bn kWh generated).
In 2008, total carbon dioxide emissions in Equatorial Guinea reached 4.7 million Metric Tonnes (mn MT), a compound increase of 4.3% over a 5 year period. Equatorial Guinea’s total represented 0.41% of total regional emissions and 0.02% of total world emissions.
On a per capita basis meanwhile, Equatorial Guinea ranked at #61 worldwide, with per capita emissions falling on 2007 by -0.09 metric tonnes to 7.63 metric tonnes.