World electricity generation grew by 2.2% in 2016, higher than the growth of primary energy (1.0%)
Global power generation growth picked up slightly to 2.2% vs 1.6% in 2015, but remained below the 10-year average of 2.8% pa. The uptick reflects faster growth in the non-OECD, while OECD power generation continued to stagnate. Non-OECD power generation grew by 4.0%, up from 2.6% in 2015. Most of the acceleration came from China (5.4%) with a further significant boost from India (6.8%) OECD power generation has been essentially flat since 2010. In 2016 the main drag on OECD growth was a large decline in Japan (-3.2%) which offset modest growth elsewhere in the OECD.