Niger Energy Information
Niger Key Figures
GDP growth rate: 3.58 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Data of the last year available: 2020
CO2 Emissions: 0.08 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 20.8%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy Consumption
The country's total energy consumption per capita reached 0.14 toe in 2020, including 54 kWh of electricity. It is the second lowest energy consumption per capita in West Africa, behind Guinea Bissau, and the 9th lowest in the world.
Between 2011 and 2019, total energy consumption increased by 7.3%/year. It remained stable in 2020.
Interactive Chart Niger Total Energy Consumption
Crude Oil Production
Oil production started in 2011. Since 2013, oil production is between 0.7 Mt/year and 0.9 Mt/year.
CNPC processes its crude oil production at the 20 kb/d Soraz refinery, commissioned in 2011, which supplies most of the domestic needs in refined oil product (78%) with a production of 0.7 Mt in 2020.
Interactive Chart Niger Crude Oil Production
Renewable in % Electricity Production
According to the country's National Renewable Energy Action Plan (2015), renewables (including hydro) were to account for 51% of the installed capacity by 2020 and 58% by 2030; however, the 2020 target was not reached, with renewables representing only 8% of the capacity at end-2020.
The share of biodiesel in gasoil is expected to reach 5% in 2030.
Interactive Chart Niger Share of Renewables in Electricity Production (incl hydro)
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CO2 Fuel Combustion/CO2 Emissions
At end-2021, Niger submitted its updated NDC, which targets an unconditional GHG emissions reduction of 12.6% by 2030 from a BAU scenario in the Agriculture, Forestry, and other Land Use sector, and a conditional reduction of 22.75% by 2030 for the energy sector. Estimated costs for the application of the NDC amounts to US$ 2.6bn for unconditional targets and US$ 7.3bn for conditional targets, almost 68% of the total cost is directed towards climate adaptation.
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