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Electricity in St. Kitts & Nevis in 2021

Global Ranking: #99
4.5% #167 Low-carbon electricity
527.26 watts #73 Generation / person
625.73 gCO2eq/kWh #182 Carbon Intensity
None Electricity imports

In 2021, electricity consumption in St. Kitts & Nevis heavily relied on fossil fuels, which comprised an overwhelming 95% of the total. Low-carbon energy sources, on the other hand, accounted for only 4.55%, all of which was wind energy. Thus, it is clear that the nation's electricity generation is far from being clean or sustainable. Further reinforcing this situation is the fact that St. Kitts & Nevis neither imports nor exports electricity from/to other countries or regions, effectively making it wholly reliant on its domestic electricity production.


For St. Kitts & Nevis to increase the share of low-carbon electricity, inspiration could be drawn from several countries that have been successful in this regard. Considering the islands' climate and past energy choices, a shift towards wind energy could be ideal, as reflected by Denmark's high 52% low-carbon energy share primarily generated from wind. Ukraine, France, and Slovakia, with their substantial reliance on nuclear energy, are also noteworthy examples. While St. Kitts & Nevis may not have the resources for a nuclear program, these countries' successes highlight the potential of an enthusiastic, nation-wide adoption of low-carbon energy, particularly nuclear or wind energy, in reducing reliance on fossil fuels.


The history of low-carbon electricity generation in St. Kitts & Nevis is rather short and lacks progress. Data from the past decade shows a persistent zero value for wind energy production, indicating no significant initiative or improvement in harnessing this form of low-carbon energy until at least 2021. This stagnation in the development of wind energy, while the country continued to rely almost entirely on fossil fuels for electricity generation, is a stark reminder of the need for St. Kitts & Nevis to intensify efforts towards a more sustainable and responsible energy future.

Data Sources

The data source is Ember.