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Europe: Fuel-wise Electricity Generation Capacity [free access]

December 11, 2017

As of December 2016, the total installed capacity of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E)-member countries stood at 1,137 GW. The installed capacity increased by around 9.7 per cent from 1,030 GW in 2015. Of the total capacity, 50.3 per cent (572,523 MW) was accounted for by four countries – Germany (203,111 MW), France (130,876 MW), Italy (133,255 MW) and Spain (105,281 MW).

 

Fossil fuel-based capacity accounted for 42 per cent of the total installed capacity in Europe. Meanwhile, around 21 per cent of the installed capacity was hydro-based and 11 percent was nuclear-based. Germany owned the largest share of fossil fuel-based generation capacity while Norway accounted for the largest proportion of hydroelectric capacity.

 

Table 1: Net generation capacity of ENTSO-E countries in 2016 (MW)

Country

Nuclear

Fossil fuels

Other non-renewable1

Wind

Solar

Hydro2

Biomass

Others3

Total

Austria

-

7,059

90

2,489

732

13,656

596

24

24,646

Belgium

5,926

6,706

372

2,292

3,087

1,430

823

-

20,636

Bosnia

-

1,876

-

-

-

2,096

-

-

3,972

Bulgaria

2,000

5,683

-

701

1,043

3,204

69

-

12,700

Croatia

-

2,005

-

429

48

2,112

54

22

4,670

Cyprus

-

1,478

-

155

-

-

-

98

1,731

Czech Republic

4,040

10,735

-

277

2,027

2,259

850

-

20,188

Denmark

-

7,864

-

5,249

851

8

1,178

376

15,526

Estonia

-

2,443

27

375

1

8

82

4

2,940

Finland

2,782

7,716

126

1,432

-

3,207

1,663

85

17,011

France

63,130

21,806

-

11,762

6,772

23,751

1046

2,609

130,876

Germany

10,793

84,174

649

49,126

39,791

10,475

6,908

1,195

203,111

Greece

-

12,520

-

2,092

2,605

3,393

52

235

20,897

Hungary

1,887

5,611

-

328

49

57

276

28

8,236

Iceland

-

11

-

2

-

1,973

-

661

2,647

Ireland

-

6,214

8

2,740

-

530

-

616

10,108

Italy

-

68,867

3,724

9,416

19,288

26,527

3,971

1,462

133,255

Latvia

-

1,149

-

71

-

1,578

136

-

2,934

Lithuania

-

1,734

32

438

73

1,026

78

-

3,381

Luxembourg

-

495

21

120

121

1,322

11

-

2,090

Macedonia

-

1,157

-

36

17

676

4

-

1,890

Montenegro

-

220

-

-

-

660

-

-

880

Netherlands

486

23,905

-

4,117

2,039

38

486

678

31,749

Norway

-

445

-

869

-

30,767

2

-

32,083

Poland

-

28,198

903

5,697

186

2,361

933

-

38,278

Portugal

-

6,455

-

5,046

439

6,945

615

-

19,500

Romania

1,300

8,185

-

2,965

1,301

6,405

118

-

20,274

Serbia

-

5,594

-

-

-

3,015

-

-

8,609

Slovak Republic

1,940

2,476

19

3

530

2,537

329

14

7,848

Slovenia

696

1,379

115

3

271

1,297

41

-

3,802

Spain

7,573

45,752

705

23,057

6,973

20,354

744

123

105,281

Sweden

9,714

4,501

-

6,029

-

16,184

2,978

-

39,406

Switzerland

3,333

501

-

60

1,061

13,745

248

244

19,192

Turkey

-

43,923

-

5,751

833

26,682

489

821

78,499

United Kingdom

9,230

46,930

-

15,000

11,500

3,920

1,377

-

87,957

ENTSO-E

124,830

475,767

6,791

158,127

101,638

234,198

26,157

9,295

1,136,803

Note: 1 – Other non-renewable includes waste; 2 – Hydro includes pure pumped storage, mixed pumped storage, pure storage, run-of-river and poundage, mixed pumped storage (renewable part) and marine (tidal/wave); 3 – Others includes geothermal and renewable waste

Source: ENTSO-E