Senegal relies heavily on fossil thermals to generate its electricity which accounts to more than 90%. Other sources of electricity generation include hydropower and solar/wind which are renewable sources. Oil contributes the largest share of fuels consumed in the country at up to 42% according to AFREC’s statistics 2018. This is then followed by biofuels and waste at 42%, electricity at 14% and coal at 4%. Most of the biomass is used in the household sector at 80%.  The share of electricity consumption was other (non-specified) sector 29%, commerce and public sector 27%, household sector 21%, Industry sector 21% and finally agriculture/forestry at 2%.

Total fossil fuel supply stands at 3442 ktoe in 2018. The overall oil consumption has previously been covered by imports, thus leading to high import dependency on fossil fuels. Senegal produces natural and all this gas is sued for electricity generation. The country has the refinery and produces 1003 ktoe this year.

Key Figures

16,30 M
Population (2019)
1,45 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
9,09 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
3,44 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
2,72 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
20,15 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)