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Energy Trends 2005

Produced by the Statistics Jersey (Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance)
Authored by Statistics Unit and published on 14 Sep 2007
Prepared internally, no external cost


​The Energy Trends report looks at the supply and use of various fuels such as electricity, gas and petroleum products. It also focuses on changes over time.

The 2005 report shows:

  • In 2005 total final energy demand in Jersey was 187 million toe (2,170, 900 MWh) an increase of 0.1% on 2004.
  • Final consumption of electricity grew by 1.2% between 2004 and 2005. Over the same period road fuel use fell 1.4% (unleaded down 1.3%, diesel up 1.8%) heating oil use fell by 5.4% but consumption of gas oil, excluding electricity generation, grew by 1%. Consumption of aviation fuel was up over 25% whilst heavy fuel oil fell by the same amount.
  • On-Island oil fired electricity generation at 12,300 MWh was over 50% lower in 2005 than 2004.
  • Essentially all of Jersey's primary energy needs and 96% of electricity (98% of Public electricity Supply) are imported.
  • Two thirds of all energy used is a kind of petroleum product, with road fuels (petrol and diesel) accounting for nearly a quarter of final energy demand.
  • The impact of global increases in energy prices remains very evident in Jersey with average domestic energy bills up 9.7% for electricity, 9% for gas between 2005 and 2006. The cost of heating oil in spring 2006 was 20% higher than in spring 2005 and 9% higher than the average for 2005.
  • Household energy consumption was 1.5% lower than in 2004, reflecting a decrease of 5.4% in heating oil and an increase of 4.1% in electricity use.
  • Provisional data show that energy related carbon emissions decreased by 7.4% between 2004 and 2005, half of which was due to less oil-fired electricity generation.

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