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Electricity in Macao SAR China in 2021

Global Ranking: #93
0.0% #205 Low-carbon electricity
960.97 watts #26 Generation / person
428.94 gCO2eq/kWh #102 Carbon Intensity
89.8% net imports Electricity imports

In 2021, the picture of electricity consumption in Macao SAR China shows a heavy reliance on imported electricity, forming almost 90% of the total consumption. The remaining share of electricity is largely generated from fossil fuels, specifically gas, making up just over 10%. There's no significant production of low-carbon energy that is discernible in the available data, giving a clear indication of the state of the energy landscape in Macao SAR China.


Considering this, Macao SAR China could look to increasing its low-carbon electricity generation, following in the footsteps of nations who have successfully incorporated nuclear, wind, and solar power into their energy mix. France, Ukraine, and Slovakia are examples of countries where nuclear energy constitutes a major part of the electricity generated, with contributions being 61%, 58%, and 57% respectively. Adopting nuclear energy could thus be a feasible option for Macao SAR China, given its similar geographical size and population density. In addition, countries such as Denmark and Ireland, where wind power forms a significant share (52% and 33% respectively) of electricity generation, could serve as models for the potential application of this clean energy source. Solar energy, too, could offer a viable pathway to diversify and clean up the energy portfolio, taking inspiration from countries such as Chile and Yemen where solar contributes to 17% of their electricity production.


However, the historical data on low-carbon electricity in Macao SAR China is currently unavailable for me to provide an analysis or overview of changes over the years. It is clear, though, that increased focus on low-carbon sources such as nuclear, wind, and solar - mirroring the efforts of many other nations around the world - offers a route to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future for Macao SAR China.

Data Sources

For the years 1980 to 1989 the data source is EIA.
For the years 1990 to 1999 the data sources are EIA and Enerdata (imports/exports).
For the years 2000 to 2021 the data source is Ember.