IEA – Monthly Electricity Statistics
The latest IEA’s Monthly Electricity Statistics report including April 2023 data shows that for Total OECD:
In the OECD, total net electricity generation was 803.4 TWh in April 2023, decreasing by -2.5% year-on-year. This decrease was driven by lower production from fossil fuel sources (-5.3% y-o-y), namely from coal fired plants (-18.1% y-o-y).
Renewable energy production also saw a slight decrease in April 2023 (-1.2% y-o-y), as lower precipitation in the recent months in North America impacted hydropower production, and lower wind speeds in the northern hemisphere resulted in lower wind power production.
Nuclear power, despite plant closures in OECD Europe, increased by 2.7% y-o-y in total OECD.
Highlight of the month:
In Germany, total net electricity was 40.8 TWh in April 2023, down by 13.0% y-o-y compared to the same month last year. Electricity production from nuclear declined by 66.3% y-o-y, reflecting the planned shutdown of the last three nuclear plants in mid-April, which marks the end of the nuclear era for Germany. Electricity production from fossil fuels declined by 14.6% y-o-y, mainly driven by coal (-21.1% y-o-y), and production from renewables by 4.8% y-o-y.
The IEA’s Monthly Electricity Statistics features electricity production and trade data for all OECD Member Countries and electricity production data for a selection of other economies. The latest dataset is available below in CSV.
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