Total Primary Energy Requirements 1992-2001


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Primary Energy designates energy from sources that involve only extraction or capture, with or without separation from contiguous material, cleaning or grading, before the energy embodied in that source can be converted into heat or mechanical work. Primary energy is not derived from any other form of energy. By convention, sources of energy that occur naturally such as coal, natural gas, fuel wood are termed primary energy. (Digest of Energy Statistics 2001, Central Statistics Office.)

 

 

From the following data, the link between TPER and GDP is readily apparent. Increases in GDP are strongly associated with increases in energy requirements. A graph of GDP against TPER shows this close connection as the coefficient of variation (R2) is 0.979. This means that the straight line fitted to the data accounts for 97.9% of the variation in the data.

Year

TPER (ktoe)

GDP Rs 1990 (millions)

1992

811.82

37,468

1993

822.00

39,304

1994

828.33

41,191

1995

889.56

43,456

1996

924.33

46,151

1997

956.18

48,735

1998

1,021.75

51,513

1999

1,003.50

52,698

2000

1,125.93

57,388

2001

1,191.53

60,716

Source: Digest of Energy Statistics 2001, Central Statistics Office

 

Chart Total Primary Energy Requirements 1992-2001

 


 

 

Date on the Web: 4th of November 2003