Talk:Electric energy consumption

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Changing unit of measurements in tables to TWh/yr[edit]

I note in section 'Electricity Consumption and GDP' that the electricity is measured in GWhr/yr for the table labelled "Electricity Consumption (2008) and GDP (PPP) (2009)", yet for the next table ("Electricity Consumption 2008 (TWh)", the measure is in TWh. The values for the first table are an order of magnitude out, so I have changed the unit of measure to MWhr/yr, which should make things accurate.

Hunterd is back! 23:05, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Just a follow-up note[edit]

Without the above change, the global electricity use for 2008 would read '20,279TW'. Which is waaaaaayyyyyy too much. ;) Hunterd is back! 23:07, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

  • Just read the overview and see that it cites figures around 20,000TW. So I reverted my previous edit as I am now uncertain. Everything I've read up until today said global electricity use was around 13TWh/yr, so this new figure is way more than what I previously understood consumption to be. I will hunt down academic literature and try to verify this at some point before the end of the year. Hunterd is back! 23:20, 5 June 2014 (UTC)


The information in overview is not totally consistent anymore. The mentioned 17% is far too low for the total losses. — Preceding unsigned comment added by LvD (talkcontribs) 10:20, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

  • The overview section is still hugely inconsistent. Can't make heads or tails of what is being said therein. Will add it to my to-do list to fix it up, but I'm hectic with work at the moment, so if someone wants to do this before I get to it, that's probably a good idea. Hunterd is back! 23:16, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Discrepancy in the table "Electricity Consumption and GDP"[edit]

Since table used data from two different source IEA (2008) and Factbook 2009, Electricity per capita and GDP per kWh are not correct. I found a IEA PDF file to correct this discrepancy. I will update the table ASAP. (hopefully within a couple of days) --Masaqui (talk) 16:09, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
After reviewing IEA/OECD publication, I found their data of population and GDP (PPP)to be far apart from other published data from IMF, World Bank and CIA. Therefore I decide not editing existing table. I'll leave table as is. --Masaqui (talk) 03:33, 10 May 2011 (UTC)