The latest International Energy Agency Monthly Electricity Statistics report, which includes November 2021 data, shows that the total production of all member states of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is still rising.
- Total net electricity production was 868.2 TWh in November 2021, up by 1.4% compared to October 2021 and up by 3.7% compared to November 2020. From January to November 2021, total net electricity power production was 9784.8 TWh, up by 3.4% compared to the same period in 2020.
- Total renewable electricity production was 268.0 TWh in November 2021, an increase of 3.1% compared to November 2020, and mostly stable compared to October 2021 (-0.6%). The share of total renewable electricity in the electricity mix was 30.9% in November 2021.
- Combustible fuel power production was 475.4 TWh in November 2021, up by 2.6% compared to October 2021 and up by 4.9% compared to November 2020, with a share of 54.8% in the electricity mix. Natural gas power production rebounded in November 2021, with 260.0 TWh production, an increase of 2.3% compared to the previous month, and 8.0% on a year-on-year basis.
The most striking changes were exhibited by renewables generation in Australia, where November 2021 was abnormally wet and cloudy. There was a drop in solar power production to 2.8 TWh, a 7.3% fall month-over-month. Despite growing solar installed capacity, this represented a decrease of 2.5% compared to November 2020. However, the climate conditions were beneficial to wind and hydro power production. Hydropower production was 1.4 TWh, representing a 37.9% increase from the same month in 2020, while wind power production was 2.2 TWh, up by 12.8% (year-on-year).