2018 Senegal Key Figures
Population: 16.3 million
GDP growth rate: 6.16 %/year
Energy independence: 37.2%
Total consumption/GDP:* 91.0 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.54 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 15.2%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Per capita energy consumption is 0.28 toe, including approximately 250 kWh of electricity (2018).

Total energy consumption is growing rapidly (+3.6%/year, on average, since 2000) and reached 4.5 Mtoe in 2018.

In 2018, oil covered 54% of the country's energy needs, biomass (mainly wood) 36%, and coal 9%.


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Senegal energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

There is no oil production. Supplies are covered by imports of either crude oil or refined products. In 2018, Senegal imported 1.1 Mt of crude oil and 2.5 Mt of oil products (0.8 Mt exported).

Senegal has one refinery in M'Bao near Dakar with a capacity of 25 000 bbl/d. Built in 1963, it does not have secondary conversion units. Consequently, its production is limited both by the ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

ANER, the National Agency for Renewable Energy, was created in 2013 to promote renewables.

The Government has set a target of 20% of renewables in the power capacity by 2020 (about 18% in 2018). Many solar and wind power projects are in the pipeline to meet the target.

Currently, wood production is higher than the capacity of the forests. Following the depletion of the natural ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In October 2015, the country presented its INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution) for the COP21 in Paris. It defined two levels of contribution, CPDN and CPDN+ (Contribution Prévue Déterminée au niveau National). The GHG emission reduction targets are 4% by 2020, 7% by 2025 and 6% by 2030, compared to a BaU scenario for CPDN. For CPDN+, the GHG emission reduction targets are 10% ...

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