Paraguay

2014 Paraguay Key Figures
Population: 6.92 million
GDP growth rate: 4.35 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 83.6 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 0.75 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 27.1%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Overall energy consumption stands at 0.75 toe/capita and 1 415 kWh/capita for electricity (2014). Electricity consumption per capita is following a fast growing trend, with an average yearly growth rate of more than 5% since 2003.

In spite of its hydroelectric wealth,...

Paraguay energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

The country's only refinery ceased operating in 2005. Since then, oil products consumption is entirely based on imports.


 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

In 2005 Paraguay passed a law for the promotion of biofuels in order to reduce its dependence on imported fossil fuels. A 2010 amendment forced importers of fossil fuels to supply local biofuels.

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Paraguay has the lowest CO2 emissions per capita in South America. This is partly due to the fact that electricity is exclusively generated by hydro plants.

In October 2015 Paraguay submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to UNFCCC. The target...

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