Ecuador

2016 Ecuador Key Figures
Population: 16.4 million
GDP growth rate: -1.5 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 106 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 2.17 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 12.7%
* at purchasing power parity
Ecuador Related Research

Total Energy consumption

Per capita energy consumption is around 0.87 toe, a level 35% below the South American average (2016). Per capita electricity consumption is approximately 1 400 kWh.

Energy consumption has been increasing rapidly since 2005 (4%/year), reaching a maximum of 15 Mtoe in 2015. It decreased to 14 Mtoe in 2016, as a result of low economic growth.

Oil supplies 81% of the country's ...

Ecuador energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Ecuador is the 5th largest producer in South America. Production comes from the east of the country, with the most productive fields being Shushufindi (35% of the production), Sacha, Auca, Libertador and Lago Agrio. Following the inauguration of the Panacocha field, the country's oil production increased by 3%/year until 2014, when it reached an all-time high of 28 Mt/year. It has been ...


 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

The National Plan for Good Living 2013-2022 establishes the target of reaching 60% of renewables in power capacity in 2017. This goal was already nearly achieved in 2016, as the renewable capacity reached 4.6 GW, i.e. 59% of the total.

The new Electricity law provides for preferential regulations for renewables, which are still under development by ARCONEL.

From 2000 to 2016, to ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In its NDC, Ecuador aims to reduce its energy-related emissions by 20.4-25% from BAU levels in 2025. This reduction target could be raised to 37.5-45.8% in 2025, provided the availability of international support.

CO2 emissions from fuel combustion increased 2-fold between 2000 and 2014 (5.5%/year). Since then, they decreased by 7.5% to 35.5 Mt in 2016 because of decreasing oil ...

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