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Electricity in St. Kitts & Nevis in 2022

Global Ranking: #150
4.5% #171 Low-carbon electricity
527.26 watts #74 Generation / person
625.73 gCO2eq/kWh #187 Carbon Intensity

As of 2022, St. Kitts & Nevis relies overwhelmingly on fossil fuels for its electricity consumption, with more than 95% of its electricity being generated from fossil sources. Only around 5% of the electricity comes from low-carbon or clean energy, specifically from wind power. This means that St. Kitts & Nevis has a significant dependence on fossil fuels, contributing to climate change and air pollution. The current state reflects an urgent need for the nation to diversify its energy portfolio towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly sources.


St. Kitts & Nevis can learn from countries that have successfully increased their share of low-carbon electricity. For instance, Denmark generates more than half of its electricity from wind, while Finland and several Eastern European nations like Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Hungary have leveraged nuclear power for a substantial portion of their electricity needs. Uruguay, a country more similar in size and resources to St. Kitts & Nevis, generates almost a third of its electricity from wind. Other small island nations like Cyprus and Vanuatu showcase the potential of solar energy, generating around 15% and 14% of their electricity from solar, respectively. By emulating these successful models and perhaps even combining investments in wind, solar, and nuclear power, St. Kitts & Nevis can significantly enhance its clean energy generation.


Historically, St. Kitts & Nevis has seen no significant changes in low-carbon electricity generation in the last decade. From 2012 to 2022, wind energy production has remained stagnant with close to no new developments reported. This decade-long inertia highlights the need for a robust policy framework and investment strategy to accelerate the deployment of clean energy technologies. Transitioning to nuclear, wind, or solar power will not only reduce reliance on fossil fuels but also help mitigate environmental impacts and ensure a sustainable energy future for the nation.

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The the data source is Ember.
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