Index rank 104

Balance Score


Energy Sustainability Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2011  2012  2013  Trend Score
Energy Performance  121  120  96   
Energy Security  126  124  83  C
Energy Equity  128  126  123  D
Environmental Sustainability  51  52  50  B
Contextual Performance  126  124  113   
Political Strength  128  128  124   
Societal Strength  128  128  128   
Economic Strength  102  103  58   
Overall Rank  126  124  104  BCD
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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 7.0
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy exporter) 78.95
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 0.02
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) n.a.
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 1,844 (IV)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.13
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 0.03
Population Access to Electricity (%) 3.5
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Index Commentary

In 2013, Chad improves its overall ranking significantly, but remains in the lowest quartile of the Index. The three sides of Chad’s energy trilemma are rather unbalanced, with a small degree of energy security being balanced on both sides by extremely low levels of energy equity and an above-average performance on environmental sustainability. Chad has a very strong ratio of total energy production to total energy consumption because of the very low energy consumption related to the low energy access rate. However, performance on other indicators of energy security, for example, diversity of electricity generation or transmission and distribution losses is weak. It is worth noting that Chad’s substantial ’back-casted’ improvement on this dimension, which in turn drives most of Chad’s rise in this year’s Index ranking, is because there is no oil production data for Chad in the sources the Index uses for years before 2011. As a result, previous years’ rankings undervalue Chad’s energy production. Energy equity is by far the country’s weakest energy dimension with unaffordable high energy prices and 96.5% of the population without access to electricity. The country’s environmental sustainability remains moderate, with unchanged energy and emission intensity and rather poor air and water quality. Contextually, political and societal strength are very poor, although small improvements have been made. Economic strength increases due to slightly better macroeconomic stability.