In 2008, Guinea produced 0 quadrillion BTUs (QBTUs) of primary energy, a decrease of 0 QBTUs over the prior year and a compound growth rate of -2.16% over a 5 year period.
Primary energy consumption meanwhile decreased by -2.01% over the prior year to 0.02 QBTUs, equating to 2.4 million BTUs per capita which places Guinea into the 92nd percentile of countries worldwide for per capita primary energy consumption.
Guinea’s total electricity capacity has increased on an annual compound basis by 2.92% over the last 20 years to 331 megawatts (MW) in 2008. In the last year, the total installed capacity base neither increased nor decreased.
Total renewable energy capacity accounts for 37.16% of this total installed capacity base whilst renewable energy sources excluding hydropower account for 0%.
Total capacity did not increase in the last year .
Total electricity generation meanwhile fell -2.34% over the last year to 0.92 billion kilowatthours (bn kWh) in 2008 with the largest source for electricity generation being Hydroelectricity (54.35% of total net generation).
Conventional sources including conventional thermal (coal, petroleum, gas), nuclear power and hydro pumped storage accounted for 45.65% of total electricity generated, up from 41.72% 5 years previously.
Conventional Energy sources represented 62.84% of total installed capacity in Guinea in 2008, an increase of 1.12 percentage points over a 5 year period.
Conventional thermal energy had an installed capacity base of 208 MW in 2008, a change of 0 MW over the previous year and a 0% change on a compound basis over a 5 year period. Conventional thermal energy has seen its share of total installed capacity increase from 61.72% in 2004 to 62.84% in 2008. Conventional Thermal Energy generated 0.42 billion kilowatthours of electricity in 2008, equating to 2.02 billion kilowatthours of electricity per million kilowatts of capacity.
Hydroelectricity had an installed capacity base of 123 MW in 2008, a change of 0 MW over the previous year. It’s share of total installed capacity decreased from 38.28% in 2004 to 37.16% in 2008 and it’s share of renewable installed capacity remained unchanged at 100% in 2008.
Hydroelectricity generated 0.5 billion kilowatthours of electricity in 2008, equating to 54.35% of the total electricity generated. This is equivalent to 4.07 billion kilowatthours of electricity per million kilowatts of capacity, which was the highest ratio amongst renewable energy sources.
In 2008, total carbon dioxide emissions in Guinea reached 1.35 million Metric Tonnes (mn MT), a compound decrease of -0.07% over a 5 year period. Guinea’s total represented 0.12% of total regional emissions and 0% of total world emissions.
On a per capita basis meanwhile, Guinea ranked at #190 worldwide, with per capita emissions falling on 2007 by 0 metric tonnes to 0.14 metric tonnes.