Uruguay

2018 Uruguay Key Figures
Population: 3.47 million
GDP growth rate: 2.10 %/year
Energy independence: 60.8%
Total consumption/GDP:* 109 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 1.99 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 11.6%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

The average primary energy consumption per capita is 1.6 toe, including 3 270 kWh/cap (2018).

Uruguay's total consumption increased at the pace of 2.5%/year, on average, between 2014 and 2016, it decreased by 2% in 2017 and rose byn6% in 2018 (to 5.4 Mtoe).

Oil represented 40% of the country's total energy consumption in 2018, biomass 43%, and hydro and wind 16%.

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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 2018, the volume of crude oil acquired was of 15.9 mbl, recovering average levels since the 3.85 mbl imports registered in 2017 due to programmed maintenance of the refinery. Oil came mostly from Nigeria (36%), Angola (32%), the US (14%). To meet the demand for oil ...


 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 of 2015 (compared with 35% 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.

Measures set to promote renewables include call for RES tenders and a ...

 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

In 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.

In September 2019, Uruguay committed to achieve carbon ...

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