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Code1.2_ACCESS.ELECTRICITY.RURAL
Indicator NameAccess to electricity (% of urban population with access)
Indicator NameAccess to electricity (% of rural population with access)
Indicator NameAccess to electricity (% of total population)
Indicator NameAccess to Non-Solid Fuel (% of rural population with access)
Indicator NameAccess to Non-Solid Fuel (% of total population)
Indicator NameBiogas share of TFEC (%)
Indicator NameAccess to Non-Solid Fuel (% of urban population with access)
Indicator NameBiogas consumption (TJ)
Indicator NameDivisia Decomposition Analysis - Activity component Index
Indicator NameDivisia Decomposition Analysis - Activity component rate of improvement (%)
Indicator NameDivisia Decomposition Analysis - Energy Intensity component Index
Indicator NameDivisia Decomposition Analysis - Energy Intensity component rate of improvement (%)
Indicator NameDivisia Decomposition Analysis - Structure component rate of improvement (%)
Indicator NameEnergy intensity level of final energy (MJ/2011 USD PPP)
Indicator NameEnergy intensity level of primary energy (MJ/2011 USD PPP)
Indicator NameEnergy intensity of agricultural sector (MJ/2011 USD PPP)
Indicator NameEnergy intensity of industrial sector (MJ/2011 USD PPP)
Indicator NameEnergy intensity of residential sector (GJ/household)
Indicator NameEnergy intensity of service sector (MJ/2011 USD PPP)
Indicator NameEnergy intensity of transportation sector (MJ/2011 USD PPP)
Indicator NameEnergy savings of primary energy (TJ)
Indicator NameFinal to primary energy ratio (%)
Indicator NameGDP (2011 USD PPP)
Indicator NameGeothermal energy share of TFEC (%)
Indicator NameGeothermal energy consumption (TJ)
Indicator NameHydro energy consumption (TJ)
Indicator NameHydro energy share of TFEC (%)
Indicator NameMarine energy share of TFEC (%)
Indicator NameLiquid biofuels consumption (TJ)
Indicator NameLiquid biofuels share of TFEC (%)
Indicator NameMarine energy consumption (TJ)
Indicator NameRate of final energy intensity improvement (%)
Indicator NameRate of primary energy intensity improvement (%)
Indicator NameRenewable electricity share of total electricity output (%)
Indicator NameRenewable electricity output (GWh)
Indicator NameRenewable energy consumption (TJ)
Indicator NameRenewable energy share of TFEC (%)
Indicator NameRenewable generation capacity (GW)
Indicator NameRenewable generation capacity share of total generation capacity (%)
Indicator NameSolar energy consumption (TJ)
Indicator NameSolar energy share of TFEC (%)
Indicator NameSolid biofuels for modern uses consumption (TJ)
Indicator NameThermal efficiency in power supply (%)
Indicator NameSolid biofuels for modern uses share of TFEC (%)
Indicator NameSolid biofuels for traditional uses consumption (TJ)
Indicator NameSolid biofuels for traditional uses share of TFEC (%)
Indicator NameTotal electricity output (GWh)
Indicator NameTotal final consumption (TJ)
Indicator NameTotal final energy consumption (TFEC) (TJ)
Indicator NameTotal generation capacity (GW)
Indicator NameTotal primary energy supply (TJ)
Indicator NameTransmission and distribution losses (%)
Indicator NameWaste energy consumption (TJ)
Indicator NameWaste energy share of TFEC (%)
Indicator NameWind energy consumption (TJ)
Indicator NameWind energy share of TFEC (%)
Long definitionWind energy share of TFEC (%): Share of wind energy in total final energy consumption
Long definitionWind energy consumption (TJ): Final consumption of wind energy
Long definitionWaste energy share of TFEC (%): Share of waste energy in total final consumption, which is defined in the IEA statistics as renewable municipal waste
Long definitionWaste energy consumption (TJ): Final consumption of waste energy, which is defined in IEA statistics as renewable municipal waste
Long definitionTransmission and distribution losses (%): Transmission and distribution (T&D) losses measure power lost in the transmission of (high-voltage) electricity from power generators to distributors and in the distribution of (medium- and low-voltage) electricity from distributors to end-users. T&D losses are represented as a percentage of gross electricity production. They include both technical and nontechnical (or commercial) losses. Included in the latter are unmetered, unbilled, and unpaid electricity, including theft, which could be significant in developing countries. Aggregate T&D system indicators may be dominated by factors other than losses. The location of primary energy resources (such as hydro lakes and coal seams) and large loads (cities and industries) may be more significant factors in T&D efficiency indicators than the losses or efficiency of the transmission system itself. Properly separating true losses (and hence the efficiency potential of transmission systems) from exogenous location and scale factors and non-technical losses would require detailed studies of system-dynamic interactions and real operating requirements that are not practical for global tracking purposes.
Long definitionTotal primary energy supply (TJ): As defined by the IEA, total primary energy supply is made up of production+net imports-international marine and aviation bunkers+-stock changes.
Long definitionTotal generation capacity (GW): Total installed generation capacity in GW
Long definitionTotal final energy consumption (TFEC): This indicator is derived form energy balances statistics and is equivalent to total final consumption excluding non-energy use
Long definitionTotal final consumption (TJ): As defined by the IEA, total final consumption represents the sum of consumption in the end-use sectors and excludes energy used for transformation processes and energy used of the energy producing industries
Long definitionTotal electricity output (GWh): Total number of GWh generated by all power plants
Long definitionSolid biofuels for traditional uses share of TFEC (%): Share of solid biofuels for traditional uses in total final energy consumption. Solid biofuels for traditional uses is defined as solid biofuels consumed in the residential sector of non-OECD countries. It includes the following categories in the IEA statistics: primary solid biofuels, charcoal and non-specified primary biofuels and waste.
Long definitionSolid biofuels for traditional uses consumption (TJ): Final consumption of solid biofuels for traditional uses. Solid biofuels for traditional uses is defined as solid biofuels consumed in the residential sector of non-OECD countries. It includes the following categories in the IEA statistics: primary solid biofuels, charcoal and non-specified primary biofuels and waste.
Long definitionSolid biofuels for modern uses share of TFEC (%): Share of solid biofuels for modern uses in total final energy consumption. Solid biofuels for modern uses is defined as all solid biofuels that are not consumed in the residential sector of non-OECD countries. It includes the following categories in the IEA statistics: primary solid biofuels, charcoal and non-specified primary biofuels and waste.
Long definitionThermal efficiency in power supply (%): This supply-side energy efficiency indicator measures the efficiency of thermal plants in converting primary energy sources—such as coal, gas, and oil—into electricity. It is calculated by dividing gross electricity production from electricity and cogeneration plants by total inputs of fuels into those plants. Whether market-based or privately owned, self-generating plants that do not export their power are included in the index assessment. In the case of cogeneration plants, fuel inputs are allocated between electricity and heat production in proportion to their shares of the annual output.
Long definitionSolid biofuels for modern uses consumption (TJ): Final consumption of solid biofuels for modern uses. Solid biofuels for modern uses is defined as all solid biofuels that are not consumed in the residential sector of non-OECD countries. It includes the following categories in the IEA statistics: primary solid biofuels, charcoal and non-specified primary biofuels and waste.
Long definitionSolar energy share of TFEC (%): Share of solar energy in total final energy consumption
Long definitionSolar energy consumption (TJ): Final consumption of solar energy, including solar PV and solar thermal
Long definitionRenewable generation capacity share of total generation capacity (%): Generation capacity of power plants that use renewable resources as a share of total installed generation capacity.
Long definitionRenewable generation capacity (GW): Total generation capacity of power plants using renewable resources
Long definitionRenewable energy share of TFEC (%): Share of renewable energy in total final energy consumption
Long definitionRenewable energy consumption (TJ): This indicator includes energy consumption from all renewable resources: hydro, solid biofuels, wind, solar, liquid biofuels, biogas, geothermal, marine and waste
Long definitionRenewable electricity output (GWh): Electric output (GWh) of power plants using renewable resources, including wind, solar PV, solar thermal, hydro, marine, geothermal, solid biofuels, renewable municipal waste, liquid biofuels and biogas. Electricity production from hydro pumped storage is excluded.
Long definitionRenewable electricity share of total electricity output (%): Electricity generated by power plants using renewable resources as a share of total electricity output.
Long definitionRate of primary energy intensity improvement (%): Compound annual gross rate (CAGR) of the energy intensity ratio reported for two decades as well as the tracking period (1990-2000, 2000-2010,1990-2012 and 2010-2012). Negative values represent improvements in energy intensity (less energy is used to produce one unit of output), while positive numbers indicate declination of energy intensity (more energy is used to produce one unit of output)
Long definitionRate of final energy intensity improvement (%): Compound annual gross rate (CAGR) of the energy intensity ratio reported for two decades as well as the tracking period (1990-2000, 2000-2010 and 2010-2012) and a twenty-year period (1990-2010). Negative values represent improvements in energy intensity (less energy is used to produce one unit of output), while positive numbers indicate declination of energy intensity (more energy is used to produce one unit of output)
Long definitionMarine energy consumption (TJ): Final consumption of marine energy
Long definitionMarine energy share of TFEC (%): Share of marine energy in total final consumption
Long definitionHydro energy share of TFEC (%): Share of hydro energy in total final energy consumption
Long definitionLiquid biofuel energy consumption (TJ): Final consumption of liquid biofuels, including biogasoline, biodiesels and other liquid biofuels
Long definitionLiquid biofuel energy share of TFEC (%): Share of liquid biofuels energy in total final energy consumption
Long definitionHydro energy consumption (TJ): Final consumption of hydro energy
Long definitionGeothermal energy consumption (TJ): Final consumption of geothermal energy
Long definitionGeothermal energy share of TFEC (%): Share of geothermal energy in total final energy consumption
Long definitionGDP (2011 USD PPP): Gross domestic product, measured at purchasing power parity in constant 2011 US dollars. The data is obtained from the World Development Indicators (WDI) database, refer to the WDI for further details on the indicator
Long definitionFinal to primary energy ratio (%): A high-level indicator that captures the overall energy efficiency in the supply sector obtained by dividing end-use final energy over primary energy. High ratio indicates better supply sector efficiency.
Long definitionEnergy savings of primary energy (TJ): Energy savings due to realized energy intensity improvements. Country level savings represent the difference between a hypothetical energy consumption that would have been should the energy intensity remained at its 1990 level and actual consumption. Global, regional and income group savings represent the sum of country by country savings and not calculated separately.
Long definitionEnergy intensity of transportation sector (MJ/2011 USD PPP): A ratio between energy consumption in the transportation sector and transportation sector value added measured at purchasing power parity Energy intensity is an indication of how much energy is used to produce one unit of economic output. A lower ratio indicates that less energy is used to produce one unit of output.
Long definitionEnergy intensity of service sector (MJ/2011 USD PPP): A ratio between energy consumption in the service sector (including commercial and public services) and service sector value added (VA) measured at purchasing power parity. Energy intensity is an indication of how much energy is used to produce one unit of economic output. A lower ratio indicates that less energy is used to produce one unit of output.
Long definitionEnergy intensity of residential sector (GJ/household): A ratio between energy consumption in the residential sector and the number of households.
Long definitionEnergy intensity of industrial sector (MJ/2011 USD PPP): A ratio between energy consumption in industry (including energy industry own use) and industry sector value added measured at purchasing power parity. Energy intensity is an indication of how much energy is used to produce one unit of economic output. A lower ratio indicates that less energy is used to produce one unit of output.
Long definitionEnergy intensity of agricultural sector (MJ/2011 USD PPP): A ratio between energy consumption in the agricultural sector (including forestry and fishing) and agricultural sector value added measured at purchasing power parity. Energy intensity is an indication of how much energy is used to produce one unit of economic output. A lower ratio indicates that less energy is used to produce one unit of output.
Long definitionEnergy intensity level of primary energy (MJ/2011 USD PPP): A ratio between energy supply and gross domestic product measured at purchasing power parity. Energy intensity is an indication of how much energy is used to produce one unit of economic output. A lower ratio indicates that less energy is used to produce one unit of output.
Long definitionEnergy intensity level of final energy (MJ/2011 USD PPP): A ratio between final energy consumption and gross domestic product measured at purchasing power parity. Energy intensity is an indication of how much energy is used to produce one unit of economic output. Lower ratio indicates that less energy is used to produce one unit of output.
Long definitionDivisia Decomposition Analysis - Energy Intensity component Index: This Index is created from the energy Intensity component that results from the Decomposition Analysis with the DIVISIA LMDI I method.
Long definitionDivisia Decomposition Analysis - Activity component Index: This Index is created from the activity component that results from the Decomposition Analysis with the DIVISIA LMDI I method.
Long definitionBiogas energy consumption (TJ): Final consumption of biogas
Long definitionBiogas energy share of TFEC (%): Share of biogas in total final energy consumption
Long definitionAccess to Non-Solid Fuel (% of urban population with access): Percentage of urban population with access to Non-Solid Fuel
Long definitionCompound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of the activity component calculated over the significant period. The Significant Period is defined as the period for which the available data is consistent in the energy and value added databases such that all the sectors have energy and value added for those years.
Long definitionCompound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of the energy Intensity component calculated over the significant period. The Significant Period is defined as the period for which the available data is consistent in the energy and value added databases such that all the sectors have energy and value added for those years.
Long definitionCompound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of the structure component calculated over the significant period. The Significant Period is defined as the period for which the available data is consistent in the energy and value added databases such that all the sectors have energy and value added for those years.
Long definitionAccess to Non-Solid Fuel (% of total population): Percentage of total population with access to Non-Solid Fuel
Long definitionAccess to Non-Solid Fuel (% of rural population with access): Percentage of rural population with access to Non-Solid Fuel
Long definitionAccess to electricity (% of total population): Percentage of total population with access to electricity
Long definitionAccess to electricity (% of rural population with access): Percentage of rural population with access to electricity
Long definitionAccess to electricity (% of urban population with access): Percentage of urban population with access to electricity
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Unit of measureMJ/2011 USD PPP
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Unit of measureData for access to electricity are collected among different sources: mostly data from nationally representative household surveys (including national censuses) were used. Survey sources include Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Living Standards Measurement Surveys (LSMS), Multi-Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), the World Health Survey (WHS), other nationally developed and implemented surveys, and various government agencies (for example, ministries of energy and utilities). Given the low frequency and the regional distribution of some surveys, a number of countries have gaps in available data. To develop the historical evolution and starting point of electrification rates, a simple modeling approach was adopted to fill in the missing data points - around 1990, around 2000, and around 2010. Therefore, a country can have a continuum of zero to three data points. The model keeps the original observation if data is available for any of the time periods. This modeling approach allowed the estimation of electrification rates for 212 countries over these three time periods (Indicated as "Estimate"). Notation "Assumption" refers to the assumption of universal access in countries classified as developed by the United Nations.
Unit of measureData for access to electricity are collected among different sources: mostly data from nationally representative household surveys (including national censuses) were used. Survey sources include Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Living Standards Measurement Surveys (LSMS), Multi-Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), the World Health Survey (WHS), other nationally developed and implemented surveys, and various government agencies (for example, ministries of energy and utilities). Given the low frequency and the regional distribution of some surveys, a number of countries have gaps in available data. To develop the historical evolution and starting point of electrification rates, a simple modeling approach was adopted to fill in the missing data points - around 1990, around 2000, and around 2010. Therefore, a country can have a continuum of zero to three data points. The model keeps the original observation if data is available for any of the time periods. This modeling approach allowed the estimation of electrification rates for 212 countries over these three time periods (Indicated as "Estimate"). Notation "Assumption" refers to the assumption of universal access in countries classified as developed by the United Nations.
Unit of measureData for access to electricity are collected among different sources: mostly data from nationally representative household surveys (including national censuses) were used. Survey sources include Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Living Standards Measurement Surveys (LSMS), Multi-Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), the World Health Survey (WHS), other nationally developed and implemented surveys, and various government agencies (for example, ministries of energy and utilities). Given the low frequency and the regional distribution of some surveys, a number of countries have gaps in available data. To develop the historical evolution and starting point of electrification rates, a simple modeling approach was adopted to fill in the missing data points - around 1990, around 2000, and around 2010. Therefore, a country can have a continuum of zero to three data points. The model keeps the original observation if data is available for any of the time periods. This modeling approach allowed the estimation of electrification rates for 212 countries over these three time periods (Indicated as "Estimate"). Notation "Assumption" refers to the assumption of universal access in countries classified as developed by the United Nations.
Unit of measureData for access to Non-Solid Fuel are collected among different sources: only data from nationally representative household surveys (including national censuses) were used. Survey sources include Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Living Standards Measurement Surveys (LSMS), Multi-Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), the World Health Survey (WHS), other nationally developed and implemented surveys, and various government agencies (for example, ministries of energy and utilities). To develop the historical evolution of Non-Solid Fuel Use rates, a multi-level non-parametrical mixed model, using both fixed and random effects, was used to derive solid fuel use estimates for 150 countries (ref. Bonjour S, Adair-Rohani H, Wolf J, Bruce NG, Mehta S, Prüss-Ustün A, Lahiff M, Rehfuess EA, Mishra V, Smith KR. Solid Fuel Use for Household Cooking: Country and Regional Estimates for 1980-2010. Environ Health Perspect (): .doi:10.1289/ehp.1205987.). For a country with no data, estimates are derived by using regional trends or assumed to be universal access if a country is classified as developed by the United Nations.
Unit of measureData for access to Non-Solid Fuel are collected among different sources: only data from nationally representative household surveys (including national censuses) were used. Survey sources include Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Living Standards Measurement Surveys (LSMS), Multi-Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), the World Health Survey (WHS), other nationally developed and implemented surveys, and various government agencies (for example, ministries of energy and utilities). To develop the historical evolution of Non-Solid Fuel Use rates, a multi-level non-parametrical mixed model, using both fixed and random effects, was used to derive solid fuel use estimates for 150 countries (ref. Bonjour S, Adair-Rohani H, Wolf J, Bruce NG, Mehta S, Prüss-Ustün A, Lahiff M, Rehfuess EA, Mishra V, Smith KR. Solid Fuel Use for Household Cooking: Country and Regional Estimates for 1980-2010. Environ Health Perspect (): .doi:10.1289/ehp.1205987.). For a country with no data, estimates are derived by using regional trends or assumed to be universal access if a country is classified as developed by the United Nations.
Unit of measureData for access to Non-Solid Fuel are collected among different sources: only data from nationally representative household surveys (including national censuses) were used. Survey sources include Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Living Standards Measurement Surveys (LSMS), Multi-Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), the World Health Survey (WHS), other nationally developed and implemented surveys, and various government agencies (for example, ministries of energy and utilities). To develop the historical evolution of Non-Solid Fuel Use rates, a multi-level non-parametrical mixed model, using both fixed and random effects, was used to derive solid fuel use estimates for 150 countries (ref. Bonjour S, Adair-Rohani H, Wolf J, Bruce NG, Mehta S, Prüss-Ustün A, Lahiff M, Rehfuess EA, Mishra V, Smith KR. Solid Fuel Use for Household Cooking: Country and Regional Estimates for 1980-2010. Environ Health Perspect (): .doi:10.1289/ehp.1205987.). For a country with no data, estimates are derived by using regional trends or assumed to be universal access if a country is classified as developed by the United Nations.
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