Energy in North Korea

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Pyongchon Thermal Power Station is the electricity source for Pyongyang's central neighborhoods.

Energy in North Korea describes energy and electricity production, consumption and import in North Korea.

North Korea is net energy exporter. Primary energy use in North Korea was 224 TWh and 9 TWh per million people in 2009.[1]

North Korea energy production in relation to population was about same as is in South Korea in 2004-2009. The difference is in the energy import. North Korea is almost self-sufficient in energy. The energy import is very small in North Korea and 86% of primary energy use in South Korea. Population was in 2009 in North Korea 23.91 million and South Korea 48.75 million.

Overview[edit]

Energy in North Korea[2]
Capita Prim. energy Production Export Electricity CO2-emission
Million TWh TWh TWh TWh Mt
2004 22.38 237 223 -15 18.50 70.20
2007 23.78 214 229 15 18.12 62.32
2008 23.86 236 242 6 19.54 69.37
2009 23.91 224 236 12 17.76 66.20
2012 24.45 18.21 64.82
2012R 24.76 164 236 72 16.20 45.42
2013 24.90 168 280 112 16.44 47.68
Change 2004-09 6.8 % -5.4 % 5.5 % - -4.0 % -5.7 %
Mtoe = 11.63 TWh, Prim. energy includes energy losses that are 2/3 for nuclear power[3]

2012R = CO2 calculation criteria changed, numbers updated

Per capita electricity consumption[edit]

According to statistics compiled by the South Korean agency, Statistics Korea, based on International Energy Agency (IEA) data, per capita electricity consumption fell from its peak in 1990 of 1247 kilowatt hours to a low of 712 kilowatt hours in 2000. It has slowly risen since to 819 kilowatt hours in 2008, a level below that of 1970.[4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 IEA Key energy statistics 2011 Page: Country specific indicator numbers from page 48
  2. ^ IEA Key World Energy Statistics Statistics 2015, 2014 (2012R as in November 2015 + 2012 as in March 2014 is comparable to previous years statistical calculation criteria, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006 IEA October, crude oil p.11, coal p. 13 gas p. 15
  3. ^ Energy in Sweden 2010, Facts and figures, The Swedish Energy Agency, Table 8 Losses in nuclear power stations Table 9 Nuclear power brutto
  4. ^ Kim Tae Hong (August 6, 2012). "Economic Collapse Reflected in Scarce Electricity". Daily NK. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "N. Korea's power consumption per capita at 1970s levels". Yonhap News. Yonhap. August 6, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2012.