Ecuador

2017 Ecuador Key Figures
Population: 16.6 million
GDP growth rate: 2.37 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 105 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 2.09 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 12.4%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Per capita energy consumption is around 0.87 toe, a level 33% below the South American average (2017). Per capita electricity consumption is approximately 1 400 kWh.

Energy consumption increased rapidly between 2005 and 2015 (3.7%/year), reaching 15 Mtoe in 2015. It decreased in 2016 and was almost stable in 2017 (14.5 Mtoe), as a result of low economic growth.

Oil supplies 79% ...

Ecuador energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Following the inauguration of the Panacocha field in 2009, 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 slowly decreasing since then (27.1 Mt/year in 2017), as Ecuador followed the OPEC production-cut programmes. Production comes from the east of the country, with the most productive fields being Shushufindi (35% ...


 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 and 68% in 2022. The 2017 goal was nearly achieved as renewables represented 57% of the capacity in 2017.

The National Plan for Development 2017-2021 establishes a target of 90% of electricity generation from renewables in 2021 (compared to 72% in ...

 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). They have been decreasing by 3%/year since then, to 35 Mt in 2017, mainly due to a ...

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