Index rank 122

Balance Score


Energy Sustainability Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2011  2012  2013  Trend Score
Energy Performance  127  127  118   
Energy Security  114  115  80  C
Energy Equity  126  128  127  D
Environmental Sustainability  92  96  91  C
Contextual Performance  110  106  105   
Political Strength  112  108  108   
Societal Strength  93  91  91   
Economic Strength  101  99  103   
Overall Rank  127  127  122  CCD
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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 17.1
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy importer) 0.31
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 0.14
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) n.a.
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 742 (IV)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.26
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 0.09
Population Access to Electricity (%) 9.3
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Index Commentary

Niger makes improvements on all three energy dimensions and moves up five places in the Index rankings. While energy security and environmental sustainability performance are comparable, Niger struggles greatly with the energy equity portion of the energy trilemma. Niger’s biggest improvement this year is on the energy security dimension, with total energy consumption falling despite considerable economic growth (a 12% increase in GDP). Domestic production also increases, as do the country’s strategic oil stocks. Providing energy equity continues to be Niger’s biggest challenge, as gasoline prices increase to become even more unaffordable, and over 90% of the population continues to live without access to modern electricity services. Indicators of the environmental sustainability dimension see some improvement, but energy intensity remains very high, and air and water quality very low. Contextual indicators remain weak, but are stable.