South Africa South Africa: Capacity of power plants, total (megawatt)

The data set "Capacity of power plants, total (megawatt)" for South Africa contains data from the year 1990 until 2016.
Net installed capacity is measured at the terminals of the stations, i.e., after deduction of the power absorbed by the auxiliary installations and the losses in the station transformers, if any. Data concerning capacity refer in principle to 31 December of the year under consideration.
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Electricity Daten

Data set Value
Electricity consumption per capita (kWh) 4,198,000
Electricity exports (kWh) 15,040,000,000
Electricity imports (kWh) 11,890,000,000
Access to electricity (% of population) 84.2
Electricity production from oil, gas and coal sources (% of total) 93.1
Electric power transmission and distribution losses (% of output) 8.4
Time required to get electricity (days) 84.0
Delay in obtaining an electrical connection (days) 15.8
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Capacity of power plants, total (megawatt)
Capacity of power plants, public (megawatt) 41,014
Capacity of power plants, self-producer (megawatt) 7,080

General data

Data set Value
Population, total 57,398,421
Area (sq. km) 1,219,090.0
Gross domestic product in exchange rates (US $) 349,419,343,614
Gross domestic product per capita (US $) 6,161
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