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Electricity in Gambia in 2022

Global Ranking: #210
0.0% #210 Low-carbon electricity
22.05 watts #187 Generation / person
655.00 gCO2eq/kWh #208 Carbon Intensity

In 2022, Gambia's electricity consumption was quite modest compared to the global average. The country relies heavily on fossil fuels for its electricity generation, with close to none coming from low-carbon or clean energy sources like wind, solar, or nuclear. The electricity consumption per person in Gambia is significantly lower than the global average of 432 watts per person. Low levels of electricity generation can lead to various issues, such as limited industrial growth, constrained economic development, and reduced quality of life. Access to reliable and clean electricity is essential for education, healthcare, and overall socio-economic advancement.


To increase low-carbon electricity generation, Gambia could look to the success stories of other countries. Brazil and India, for example, have made significant strides in wind and solar power, generating 96 TWh and 113 TWh respectively, in these sectors. By learning from Brazil's success with wind energy and India's achievements in solar power, Gambia can adopt best practices suitable for its environment. Additionally, investment in nuclear energy, which stabilizes the energy grid and supports large-scale electricity generation, can also be considered by looking at how countries like Canada (89 TWh) and South Korea (180 TWh) have developed their nuclear sectors.


In reviewing the history of low-carbon electricity in Gambia, there have been minimal changes over the years. The data shows that there is no significant increase in the portion of electricity generated from wind, solar, or nuclear sources. The lack of development in clean energy sources in Gambia contrasts sharply with global trends, where many countries have significantly boosted low-carbon electricity generation. Looking ahead, Gambia can take inspiration from these global trends to prioritize investment and development in clean, sustainable energy technologies to ensure a brighter and more sustainable future for its population.

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Data Sources

The the data source is Ember.
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