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Electricity in Comoros in 2021

Global Ranking: #195
0.0% #195 Low-carbon electricity
19.45 watts #187 Generation / person
655.00 gCO2eq/kWh #207 Carbon Intensity

Currently, electricity consumption in Comoros is deeply concerning compared to global averages. The per capita electricity consumption is substantially lower than the global average of 410 watts per person, showcasing a severe energy deficiency. Almost all electrical power in Comoros is generated by burning fossil fuels, thus contributing to harmful emissions and climate change. Furthermore, this heavy reliance on non-renewable resources for electricity generation has direct and indirect implications on the economy, environment and health of the cells. Low levels of electricity generation has stagnated development and industrial growth, hampered services such as healthcare and education, and led to a lower quality of life for the population.


Looking at successful case studies from around the world, Comoros could consider expansion into clean, low-carbon energy sources to increase its electricity generation. As a tropical island nation, Comoros could benefit from harnessing solar energy, similar to People's Republic of China and India who produced 531 TWh and 119 TWh respectively in 2021. Wind energy is another low-carbon source that Comoros could tap. Countries like China and Brazil generated an impressive 941 TWh and 94 TWh from wind in 2021. Building on experiences from these successful countries could bolster Comoros's clean energy sector, reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, and improve its electricity consumption rates.


There seems to be no significant historical data available regarding the generation of low-carbon electricity in Comoros. However, judging by the current electricity consumption rates, it is clear that Comoros has historically relied heavily on fossil fuels for its electricity generation. There is no evidence available to suggest that there was ever any significant generation of nuclear, wind or solar power in Comoros. These sustainably produced sources of electricity are overlooked, and the population continues to suffer from electricity shortage and an over-reliance on fossil fuels.

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Data Sources

The the data source is Ember.
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