2017 Uruguay Key Figures
Population: 3.46 million
GDP growth rate: 3.10 %/year
Energy independence: 62.5%
Total consumption/GDP:* 104 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 1.72 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 14.3%
* at purchasing power parity
Uruguay Related Research

Total Energy consumption

The average primary energy consumption per capita is 1.5 toe, including 3 150 kWh/cap (2017).

Uruguay's total consumption increased at the pace of 2.5%/year, on average, between 2014 and 2016 and decreased by 3.5% in 2017 to 5 Mtoe.

Oil represented 39% of the country's total primary energy consumption in 2017, biomass 43%, and hydro and wind 17%.


Uruguay energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Most of the oil imports consist of crude oil. The only refinery in the country, Teja, has a capacity of 50 000 bbl/d. In 2017, the volume of crude oil acquired was of 3.85 mbl, a considerable decrease from the average 14-15 mbl/year due to programmed maintenance of the refinery. Oil came mostly from Nigeria (74%), the UK (16%) and Colombia (10%). To meet the demand for oil products in 2017, ...

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

As part of the National Energy Policy 2005-2030, Uruguay aimed to increase the share of renewables in total primary consumption to 50% by the end of 2015 (compared with a 35% share in 2005, with a specific goal of 1.2 GW of wind. The main target was achieved in 2014 with renewables accounting for 58% of the primary consumption. The Government introduced different measures to achieve that ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In November 2017, Uruguay submitted its NDC following the COP21.The target is to achieve an intensity reduction for CO2 energy related emissions of 24% by 2030 (compared to 1990), by means of domestic resources; the target could be raised to 29% with additional means of implementation. The NDC also includes targets for other GHG.

CO2 emissions from energy combustion roughly doubled ...

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