Global Electricity Installed Capacity

Global Electricity Installed Capacity, 2005 – 2014

Proof Point

Global electricity installed capacity reached 6.04 terawatts in 2014, up from 4.12 terawatts 10 years ago, an annual growth of 4.3%

Global Electricity Installed Capacity

2005 – 2014 (terawatts)

Proof Point Findings

  • Electricity Installed Capacity – Defined by Energy Information Administration as maximum electric output generators can produce under normal circumstances
  • Installed Capacity Growth – Grew at annual pace of 4.3%, from 4.12 TW in 2005 to more than six TW in 2014
  • Top Countries – Listed China (1.4 TW), U.S. (1.1 TW), Japan (313.4 TW), India (310.8 TW), and Russia (247.6 TW) as five countries with biggest installed capacity in 2014
  • Growth Drivers – Attributed primarily to renewable energy installations as more governments, including developing ones, realize long-term economic benefits of shifting to sources of renewable energy (e.g. wind, solar, hydro)





Date Last Updated

March 6, 2017

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